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California’s Demurrers In Water Curtailment Cases Mostly Denied By Judge

Mealey's (October 24, 2016, 4:14 PM EDT) -- SAN JOSE, Calif. — A California state court judge overseeing water district challenges to the state’s 2015 water curtailment orders on Oct. 4 disallowed California’s demurrers or, when they were allowed, gave the districts leave to amend their complaints (California Water Curtailment Cases, JCCP No. 4838, Calif. Super., Santa Clara Co.).

(Order available.  Document #95-161110-010R.)

In May and June 2015, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) sent water curtailment notices to all post-1914 appropriative water right holders in the Sacramento and San Joaquin River watershed...
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