Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Legal hurdles

Appellate court upholds desert-to-cities water transfer

A pumping station designed to help Cadiz project researchers understand how quickly water seeps into the earth, migrate to the subterranean lakes and, perhaps most importantly, how much water is lost to the underground water system due to natural evaporation. RIVERSIDE PRESS-ENTERPRISE


Riverside Press-Enterprise

Cadiz Inc. won a decisive courtroom victory Tuesday for its plans to transfer ancient groundwater in a remote part of San Bernardino County's Mojave Desert to parts of Orange County and other locations. The Cadiz project is being developed in a partnership with the Santa Margarita Water District and other Southern California water agencies. Despite the legal victory, the project still does not have a green light.


Effort fails to delay MWD purchase of Delta islands

KNBC Los Angeles

Controversy has resurfaced over a major southland water district's pending purchase of a handful of islands in the Delta. At Tuesday's MWD board meeting, a motion was made to pull out of the current 60-day escrow. The board defeated the motion, allowing the purchase to proceed. Escrow is scheduled to close in June.


Sierra water districts linking up pipelines for safety

Auburn Journal

When fire ripped through North Auburn in 2009, a little-used safety valve in the water system ensured high firefighting water flows. Six years later, that lesson of having an intertie in place is being remembered as the Nevada Irrigation District and the Placer County Water Agency join forces on a new project, which will provide the Auburn area with its fourth intertie.

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