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Central Delta Water Agency v. State Water Resources Control Bd.

A California appellate court held that under the state constitution and the state Water Code, an application for a permit to impound water in a reservoir must state, and the Water Board must determine, that an actual, intended...

Laub v. EPA

The court holds that farmers' National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) action challenging a proposed federal and state plan for managing the California San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Bay-Delta) water resources is ripe...

Firebaugh Canal Co. v. United States

The court affirms a district court decision requiring the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to provide water drainage services for agricultural areas receiving water through the Central Valley Project in California. The court first...