Senior Water Rights

Judge Deals CA Water Regs Setback in Drought-Fighting Effort

A California court dealt a potentially major setback Friday to state water regulators when it ruled that curtailment notices sent to four water agencies to stop pumping water during the drought violated those agencies’ due process rights.

California Drought Lake McClure (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

California Cuts Water to Agriculture

On Friday, California’s top water regulators issued new cutbacks on farmers holding senior water rights dating back more than 100 years.


Drought: Farmers Offer 25% of Water in Exchange for No Future Cuts

Select farmers in the Sacramento and San Joaquin River Delta have offered to give up one quarter of their allotted water supply this year to help California combat its devastating four-year-long drought. The farmers, who hold senior water rights to

San Joaquin River (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)