Nevada Federal Judge Backs State Engineer’s Ruling On Drain Water Applications

Mealey's (June 17, 2015, 1:53 PM EDT) -- RENO, Nev. — A Nevada federal judge on March 13 affirmed the state engineer’s ruling on an application by a farm to use drain water from the Carson River (United States of America v. Alpine Land & Reservoir Co., et al., No. 73-211, D. Nev.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 32553).

(Opinion available. Document #95-150409-010Z.)

Stillwater Farms Inc. filed applications to appropriate drain water at two locations on the Carson River. The Nevada state engineer denied one application because there was no water available for appropriation. He...
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