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California Water Law & Policy Reporter

March 2022

Volume 32, Number 6 March 2022

CALIFORNIA WATER NEWS

Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water Challenges Draft Cease and Desist Order Issued by California State Water Resources Control Board135

Turlock Irrigation District Receives Funding for Solar Panel Covered Canals Pilot Program136

LEGISLATIVE DEVELOPMENTS

California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office Recommends Governor’s Water and Drought Response Proposal Include More Funding for Groundwater Re-

charge138

Proposed California Bill Would Prohibit Seabed Mining of Precious Metals in the State’s Coastal Waters139

REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Spending Plan Targets Western Water Infrastructure141

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and NOAA Enter into Joint Memorandum regarding ESA Consultations for Existing Structures142

Department of Water Resources Deems Groundwater Sustainability Plans for 12 Critically Overdrafted Basins Incomplete144

DWR Announces State Water Project Allocation Increases, but Uncertainty Continues145

LAWSUITS FILED OR PENDING

U.S. Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Sackett, Paving the Way to a Definitive Test for Determining Wetland Waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act148

RECENT FEDERAL DECISIONS

District Court:

District Court Denies Motion for Certification of Interlocutory Appeal on the Meaning of ‘Waters Of The United States’151

United States v. Mashni, ___F.Supp.4th___, Case No. 2:18-CV-2288-DCN (D. S.C. Jan. 19, 2022).