Experts say a Sacramento Superior Court judge’s decision that California drought regulators can’t slash the water rights of four Central Valley irrigation districts until each had a chance to defend itself has statewide implications. It could affect “everybody that received a curtailment order,” said Stuart Somach, a Sacramento water-law attorney not involved in the case.
Experts say a Sacramento Superior Court judge’s decision that California drought regulators can’t slash the water rights of four Central Valley irrigation districts until each had a chance to defend itself has statewide implications. It could affect “everybody that received a curtailment order,” said Stuart Somach, a Sacramento water-law attorney not involved in the case. Garth Stapley Modesto Bee file
Experts say a Sacramento Superior Court judge’s decision that California drought regulators can’t slash the water rights of four Central Valley irrigation districts until each had a chance to defend itself has statewide implications. It could affect “everybody that received a curtailment order,” said Stuart Somach, a Sacramento water-law attorney not involved in the case. Garth Stapley Modesto Bee file

Water rights ruling a setback for California drought regulators

July 10, 2015 2:43 PM

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