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Hydroelectric projects

Alameda County Flood Control v. Department of Water Resources

A California appellate court upheld the California Department of Water Resources' (DWR's) method for crediting State Water Project (SWP) water recipients with revenues from hydropower generated at the Oroville Dam. DWR purchases the...

Karuk Tribe of N. Cal. v. California Regional Water Quality Control Bd.

A California appellate court affirmed a lower court decision that held that the California Regional Water Quality Control Board (Board) had no authority to enforce state law governing waste discharge to several hydroelectric dams...

Sayles Hydro Ass'n v. Maughan

The court holds that the Federal Power Act (FPA) preempts state regulation of a federally licensed hydroelectric power project in a national forest in California. The court first holds that the action is ripe for review even though...