California Water II
A thoroughly updated second edition of this comprehensive, yet concise guide to historical, legal, and policy issues affecting the use of water in California. This all-new edition is a major resource for local officials-in water districts, cities, and counties-as well as for lawyers, judges, engineers, planners, community leaders, environmentalists, developers, and farmers.
California Water II addresses the question, Do we have enough water? and discusses key developments in the law: the implementation of the historic Bay-Delta Accord, the crisis in the Delta, settlement of critical issues on the Colorado River, global warming, and the emergence of new water supplies such as water transfers, conservation, recycling, and the conjunctive use of groundwater.
History of Calfiornia's water supply and development
Doctrines of public trust and reasonable use
Surface water-riparian, appropriative, and prescriptive rightsGroundwater pumping, overdrafts, and underground storage
Environmental vs. municipal and agricultural use of water
Impact of the Endangered Species Act
Equitable apportionmentCity of Barstow v. Mojave Water Agency
Porter-Cologne Ace-SWRCB's role in water quality regulation
Federal vs. states' rights
The 1994 Bay-Delta Accord and the CALFED process
Conservation and assurance of water for new development
Water marketing, transfers, and the Wheeling Statutes
Colorado River Compact-California's 4.4 Plan and the QSA Agreement
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