The decision by the state's 3rd District Court of Appeal threatened to delay Gov. Jerry Brown's project, saying that such an intrusion on private property without permission violates the California Constitution. The multi-billion-dollar proposal would send fresh water around the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to Central and Southern California.
Nancy Vogel of the state's Department of Water Resources said Friday that officials anticipated such obstacles and won't be delayed.
Some 150 property owners sued the state. The Sacramento Bee reports that state officials will likely ask the California Supreme Court to review the ruling.
California water regulators heard arguments for and against Governor Jerry Brown’s controversial plan to build twin tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Two counties and several environmental groups in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are suing California’s largest water wholesaler over its purchase of Delta land.
The board of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has voted to enter into a contract to buy land in the hub of the state’s water system, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
More boats, manpower and other resources will be used this year on the invasive weed.
A plan to build two 35-mile long water tunnels is now in the hands of state regulators. The tunnels would carry water from northern California to central and southern California.