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California Central Valley

West Side Irrigation District v. California State Water Resources Control Board

ELR Case

A California court held that revised "curtailment letters" that the state water board sent to irrigation districts and water appropriators in the Central Valley no longer violate due process, and therefore denied the districts' motions...

West Side Irrigation District v. California State Water Resources Control Board

ELR Case

A California court issued a temporary restraining order preventing the state water board from enforcing "curtailment letters" it sent to four irrigation districts in the Central Valley. The letters ordered the districts and various...

San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority v. Locke

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit upheld the National Marine Fisheries Service's (NMFS') biological opinion regarding the impact of continuing water extraction in the California Central Valley on certain threatened and endangered salmonid species. In...