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Legal Battles Over California Water Supplies
Set to Escalate With Final Bay-Delta Plan

March 13, 2013, 12:44 AM

LOS ANGELES—California’s legal battles over water are likely to escalate in 2013, once the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and a water quality plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are finalized later this year, several attorneys told BNA.

This new wave of lawsuits would add to the already long list of water-related disputes now wending through federal and state courts, many of which could have far-reaching implications for government agencies that manage water resources, water users, and the environment.

Being developed through a joint federal and state process, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan is a complex, long-term strategy for better managing ...

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