Groundwater

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Is Siskiyou County’s hardline position on Scott River Valley groundwater justified?

It has been a very busy summer, and I am still catching up on news.  In tracking down various bits and pieces of water news from the past few weeks, I ran across a curious document — an official statement from the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors (PDF), released at the end of July, regarding … Continue reading

Should the public trust doctrine be extended to groundwater?

The public trust doctrine was extended in 1983 to protect the unique ecosystem and environment of Mono Lake.  Should it be extended once again — this time to protect coho salmon on the Scott River? It’s no secret that California has serious problems when it comes to groundwater management.  Aquifers throughout the state are pumped … Continue reading

Drought Water Bank Is Not Exempt From CEQA, After All

Last week brought some interesting news relating to the 2009 Drought Water Bank (DWB).  In early 2009, the DWB had been fast-tracked by Governor Schwarzenegger and the Dept. of Water Resources, to use water transfers as a means of supplying additional water to users experiencing drought shortages.  On February 27, 2009, the Governor issued a … Continue reading

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