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.
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.
(AP) - Authorities in California plan to temporarily reduce water deliveries for up to 25 million in Central and Southern California.
The Secretary of State’s office announced Monday that a constitutional initiative proposed by a wealthy Stockton-area farmer has qualified for the 2016 ballot.
California has a 100-year-old system for managing who gets to take water from rivers and streams. That system got tested this summer.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an amendment to a proposed water bill to fight against water hyacinth.