On September 12th, 2022, the Sixth District Court of Appeal issued a ruling that the State Water Resources Control Board did not have the authority to curtail pre-1914 water rights under Water Code section 1052(a). This code section provides that “The diversion or use of water subject to this division other than as authorized in … Continue reading Will ruling on pre-1914 curtailments force the Water Board to track stored water?
Tag: San Joaquin River
Groups criticize Del Puerto Canyon Reservoir site, environmental report
The proposed Del Puerto Canyon reservoir would inundate active landslides. This creates the risk of a lake tsunami, which could cause failure of the dam. Experts call for a geotechnical evaluation of the site.
Why more storage won’t help conflicts on the Lower San Joaquin River
1 New Melones Dam, owned by US Bureau of Reclamation Source: Wikipedia The United States Congress is currently considering an extension of the controversial 2016 Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act or WIIN Act. Section 1 of the extension would appropriate an additional $134 million per year for the next five years for new … Continue reading Why more storage won’t help conflicts on the Lower San Joaquin River
Is history repeating itself? Brown and Newsom interfere with the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan update
The last California governor to interfere with a Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan update was Governor Pete Wilson in 1993, with Decision 1630. The Wilson administration's interference began with a similar request for an extension of one month.