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Category "Western Water Law & Policy"

Ninth Circuit Rejects Challenge to Oregon Senate Bill Which Banned Motorized Mining in Salmonid Habitat Areas, Finding No Federal Preemption

In Bohmker v. Oregon,the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held, in a [...]

Idaho Department of Water Resources Issues FEMA-Related Administrator’s Memorandum to Maintain Idaho National Flood Insurance Program Coverage

On August 13, 2018, the Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) issued Administrator’s Memorandum—Floodplain Management [...]

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 [...]

California Court of Appeal Holds Public Trust Doctrine Applies to Extraction of Groundwater Affecting a Navigable Stream—SGMA Does Not Occupy the Field

The Third District Court of Appeal has ruled that the public trust doctrine imposes a [...]