State Water Resources Control Board Notice of Public Groundwater – Surface Water Workshop

Click here for SWRCB’s Notice of Public Workshop.

Court of Appeal Extends Public Trust Doctrine to Groundwater Well Permits

Click here for Downey Brand’s recent article on groundwater and the public trust doctrine.

Delta eNews for May 3, 2018

Click here to view the May 3, 2018 edition of Delta eNews.

Public Workshop on Central Valley Salt and Nitrate Management Plan on June 22, 2016

This is a message from the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley (5). The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Central Valley Water Board) will hold a public workshop on June 22, 2016 focused on the Central Valley-wide Salt and Nitrate Management Plan (SNMP) implementation framework and policy recommendations.   A Notice of […]

Appeals Court Affirms Cadiz Valley Groundwater Project

Appeals Court Affirms Cadiz Valley Groundwater Project In a series of sweeping opinions, the Fourth Appellate District on Tuesday, May 10, upheld the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project against six separate challenges brought by a host of environmental organizations and a salt mining operation. Downey Brand attorneys, Christian Marsh, Kevin O’Brien, Steve […]

Second Revised Notice for Adoption Meeting on Prop 1 Groundwater Grant Program

   This is a message from the State Water Resources Control Board Click here to view the Second Revised Notice-Adoption Meeting on the Prop 1 Groundwater Grant Program Funding Guidelines.  The Adoption Meeting has been changed to May 18, 2016.

Farella Braun & Martel Law Update for March 2016

Implementation of California’s New Groundwater Law Continues as DWR Releases Draft Emergency Regulations for Groundwater Sustainability Plans In 2014, the California Legislature adopted the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), which for the first time comprehensively regulates the extraction and use of the state’s groundwater.  A significant milestone in SGMA’s implementation is the adoption of emergency […]

Revised Notice of Public Workshops for Draft Proposition 1 Groundwater Grant Program Funding Guidelines

REVISED NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOPS – DRAFT PROPOSITION 1 GROUNDWATER GRANT PROGRAM FUNDING GUIDELINES    This is a message from the State Water Resources Control Board Click here to view the Revised Notice of Public Workshops on the Draft Proposition 1 Groundwater Grant Program Funding Guidelines.

Department of Water Resources Releases Draft Emergency Regulations for Groundwater Sustainability Plans

DWR Releases Draft Emergency Regulations for Groundwater Sustainability Plans Last Thursday, the Department of Water Resources (“DWR” or “Department”) released draft emergency regulations governing the preparation, evaluation, and implementation of groundwater sustainability plans (“GSPs” or “Plans”) as well as coordination agreements among Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (“GSAs”). The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (“SGMA”) directs DWR to […]

Notice of Public Comment, Workshops, and Adoption Meeting for Proposition 1 Groundwater Grant Program Funding Guidelines

   This is a message from the State Water Resources Control Board A Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment, Public Workshops and Adoption Meeting on the Draft Proposition 1 Groundwater Grant Program Funding Guidelines. Comment Deadline is April 1, 2016 by 12 noon.