The 2015 California legislative year was completed early Saturday morning following final action on bills. The focus now shifts as the governor will decide the fate of the bills that were passed. Below is a brief snapshot of key bills of importance to WG.

Jeff Janas

Yesterday, the United States Eastern District Court of California ruled against two water districts that requested a temporary restraining order to prevent 88,000 acre-feet of water from being flushed into the Pacific Ocean. The San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority (SLDMWA) and Westlands Water District (WWD) filed the request for a temporary restraining order (TRO) following an announcement by the Bureau of Reclamation to release water from Trinity Reservoir to protect Klamath River salmon.

Jeff Janas

On Tuesday, the Sacramento County Superior Court issued a ruling in the lawsuit brought by Monterey Coastkeeper, et al. against the State Water Resources Control Board for modifications it made to the Regional Board’s Central Coast Agricultural Order governing discharges from irrigated agricultural lands in the Central Coast region. Under the Conditional Waiver program, farmers are required to implement extensive management practices to meet water quality standards, and are required to monitor both surface and groundwater to determine compliance with the Ag Order’s provisions.

Jeff Janas

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