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Central Valley Project Improvement Act

San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority v. United States

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision granting summary judgment in favor of the U.S. government on claims challenging the DOI's accounting of approximately 9,000 acre feet of water released between June 17 and 24, 2004,...

Central Delta Water Agency v. Bureau of Reclamation

The court upholds the dismissal of local water agencies' claims that the Bureau of Reclamation (Bureau) was operating the Central Valley Project (CVP) in a manner that would at some point in the future violate the Vernalis salinity...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Houston

The court holds that the Bureau of Reclamation violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by renewing water supply contracts with several water districts in California before consulting with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and...

O'Neill v. United States

The court holds that of a water service contract between the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and a private California water district does not obligate the Bureau to deliver the full contractual amount of Central Valley Project (CVP) water to...

Westlands Water Dist. v. Natural Resources Defense Council

The court holds that the Secretary of the Interior is not required to complete an environmental impact statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) before implementing §3406(b)(2) and (d)(1) of the Central Valley...