Senior Water Rights

California Drought Lake McClure (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

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 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.