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Category "California Water Law & Policy"

The Multitude of Oversight for California’s Oroville Dam—Will this Become a Model for Dams throughout the State and in the West?

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is overseeing repairs to the Oroville Dam in [...]

California Governor Brown Signs Bill Authorizing Regional Water Boards to Order the Provision of Sewer Service to Disadvantaged Communities

California Governor Jerry Brown Jr. recently approved Senate Bill 1215 (SB 1215), to add Chapter [...]

New Proposed Rule and Pending Supreme Court Case Have Potential to Limit Designation of Unoccupied Areas as Critical Habitat under Federal Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and, [...]

Arizona Supreme Court Finds State Department of Water Resources Need Not Consider Unquantified Federal Reserved Water Rights in Determination of Land Use Development

One of Arizona’s last free-flowing streams, the San Pedro River, which provides critical habitat to [...]