A New Management Model For Calif. Groundwater Regulations

A New Management Model For Calif. Groundwater Regulations

Jun 13, 2016


Law360, June 13, 2016

Last month, the California Court of Appeal rejected all challenges to the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project, upholding the environmental review and approvals. This innovative water project is now one step closer to the finish line and the goal of mitigating California’s drought crisis. Unlike many other basins throughout the state, the Cadiz Basin will be prospectively managed by a private project partnership via a comprehensive groundwater monitoring mitigation and management plan (GMMMP). The appellate court reviewed and upheld this innovative management structure, which may now serve as a model for state-mandated groundwater management plans under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).

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