California Water Board Drops Unauthorized Diversion Case Against 2 Water Districts

(June 8, 2016, 10:57 AM EDT) -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Administrative civil liability (ACL) complaints against the Byron-Bethany and West Side irrigation districts were dismissed June 7 by the California State Water Resources Water Control Board (SWRCB) after the board ruled that there was inadequate testimony to explain and support the state’s testimony that the districts conducted unauthorized diversion of water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in summer 2015 (In the Matter of Administrative Civil Liability Complaint Against Byron-Bethany Irrigation District And West Side-Irrigation District, Order WE 2016-n/a, SWRCB).

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