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Irrigation districts sue state over water curtailments
10/5/2021 6:18:08 PM

Relief, Response & Restrictions
Water Supply & Quality
Merced County, CA
San Francisco County, CA
Manteca, CA
Stanislaus County, CA
Modesto, CA
Oakdale, CA
Patterson, CA
Turlock, CA

Start Date: 9/1/2021 -  
The state’s curtailment of Sacramento and San Joaquin river diversions drew lawsuits from eight irrigation districts in and near Stanislaus County, along with San Francisco. The three filings claim that the State Water Resources Control Board overstepped its authority with the Aug. 20 orders. The plaintiffs also said they did not have adequate opportunity to make their cases for continued diversions. The Modesto Bee (Calif.), Sept 8, 2021