California Appeals Court Affirms Preliminary Injunction Against Water Districts

(August 16, 2016, 3:28 PM EDT) -- RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A California appeals court panel on Aug. 10 affirmed a preliminary injunction against four water districts for alleged violations of a 1961 decree governing groundwater withdrawals from the Rialto Basin (San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District, et al. v. San Gabriel Valley Water Company, et al., No. E063180, Calif. App., 4th Dist., Div. 2.; 2016 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 5861).

(Opinion available. Document #95-160908-003Z.)

Under the so-called 1961 Decree, water districts in the Rialto water districts stipulated to a plan for groundwater pumping...
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