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2017 California Water Law & Policy MCLE Conference
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Ninth Circuit Confirms U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Has Broad Authority to Release Water From Trinity River For Downstream Fish Benefits


The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has held that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Bureau) had statutorily granted power to release water in excess of

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Third District Court of Appeal Upholds Denial of Petition for Writ of Mandate Seeking to Prevent $30 Million in Redevelopment Housing Funds Return to Orange County


California’s Third District Court of Appeal has held that the California Department of Finance properly held that approximately $30 million in funds for affordable housing

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Interstate Compact Litigation Update: Special Master’s First Interim Report Ordered to be Filed Recommending U.S. Supreme Court Deny New Mexico’s Motion to Dismiss


On March 20, 2017, the First Interim Report of Special Master Gregory Grimsal was ordered to be filed in Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado,

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Oregon Considers Legislation Targeting Stormwater Discharge


The Oregon State Legislature is considering legislation that would require public entities discharging stormwater into canals or other infrastructure belonging to special districts or local

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Washington Supreme Court Denies Review of Enloe Dam Water Right


On March 8, 2017, the Washington Supreme Court refused to accept review of a decision by the Court of Appeals affirming reliance on an exception

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California Supreme Court Rules Public Employees and Officials’ Personal Email Accounts Are Not Beyond Reach of the Public Records Act


The California Supreme Court has ruled in City of San Jose v. Superior Court that where a public employee uses a personal email account or

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