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California Water Law & Policy Reporter

July 2022

Volume 32, Number 10 July 2022


California Set to Open New State Park for First Time in Over a Decade at the Confluence of the Tuolumne and San Joaquin Rivers233

San Diego County Water Authority Receives Patent for New Pipeline Inspection System234


U.S. Senators Introduce Financial Assistance Bill to Provide Additional Funding for Water Projects in the West236

California State Senate Budget Proposal Includes $2 Billion to Acquire and Manage Water Rights and Supplies237

California State Senators Request Federal Probe into Hedge Funds’ Purchase of Water Rights239


California Tribes and Environmental Justice Organizations Submit Petition to the State Water Board for Rulemaking Review of Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan241

California Coastal Commission Denies Permit to Build Desalination Plant in Huntington Beach Due to Environmental Risks242


Circuit Court of Appeals:

Tenth Circuit Determines Point Source’s Statute of Limitations Applies to State Claims in Federal Court Diversity Actions under the Clean Water


Allen, Jr., et al. v. U.S. Environmental Restoration, 32 F.4th 1239 (10th Cir. 2022).


Court of Appeal:

Third District Court Finds Bumble Bees May Be Classified as ‘Fish’ under the California Endangered Species Act247

Almond Alliance of California v. Fish & Game Commission, ___Cal.App.5th___, Case No. C093542 (3rd Dist. May 31, 2022).

Second District Court Holds City’s Ban on Short-Term Rentals in Coastal Zone Constituted an Amendment Requiring Coastal Commission Approval249

Keen v. City of Manhattan Beach, 77 Cal.App.5th 142 (2nd Dist. 2022).

Second District Court Finds Coastal Commission Properly Denied Permit for Single Family Residence Seeking Water Service Connection251

McCarthy v. California Coastal Commission, Unpub., Case No. B309078 (2nd Dist. June 1, 2022).