water rights

News from Restore the Delta: August 27, 2014

Diseases desperate grown By desperate appliance are relieved, Or not at all. – Shakespeare, Hamlet Articles Full-court press from Westlands Roll up your sleeves for recirculated BDCP documents Full-court press from Westlands by Jane Wagner-Tyack Westlands Water District irrigators are face to face with the ugly truth of how little water their junior water rights give them when there isn’t any surplus, and how much they have to pay for what they can get. In July, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) (uninfluenced by exporters, of course) asked the State Water Resources Control Board to order south and central Delta water diverters with riparian and pre-1914 water rights to provide information about what [...]