Oregon Irrigation District Sued By Farmers For Taking Senior Water Rights
(July 20, 2016, 11:40 AM EDT) -- PENDLETON, Ore. — Seven Oregon farmers on June 28 sued the Westland Irrigation District for unconstitutional taking, alleging that the water district “systematically” took water from senior water right holders and redistributed it to junior water right holders (ELH LLC, et al. v. Westland Irrigation District, No. 16-1318, D. Ore, Pendleton Div.).
(Complaint available. Document #95-160721-033C.)
According to the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, ELH LLC, Oregon Hereford Ranch LLC, Paul Gelissen, Maurice and Lucy Ziemer, Frank Mueller, Craig...