Final Decision Issued In California’s Antelope Valley Groundwater Overdraft Cases
(December 14, 2015, 12:34 PM EST) -- LOS ANGELES — A California judge on Dec. 4 issued a formal decision in the Antelope Valley Groundwater Cases, finding the court’s so-called Physical Solution to decades-long groundwater overdraft in that region “resolves all groundwater issues in the Basin and provides for a sustainable groundwater supply for all parties now and in the future” (Antelope Valley Groundwater Cases, JCCP No. 4408, No. 1-05-CV-049053, Calif. Superior, Los Angeles Co.).
(Antelope Valley statement of decision available. Document #95-151210-017Z.)
The settlement covers six cases involving groundwater rights filed in...