Environmental Law & Policy Alerts – Update from Somach Simmons & Dunn

July 25, 2019

California Court of Appeal Affirms Ruling Allowing Irrigation Districts to Withhold Water Deliveries from Landowners That Violate District Rules

Earlier this year, the California Court of Appeal upheld a trial court decision authorizing an irrigation district to withhold water deliveries to landowners within the district who violate rules promulgated by the district.  The ruling in Inzana v.Turlock Irrigation Dist. Bd. of Directors (2019) 35 Cal.App.5th 429 means that irrigation districts have authority to promulgate rules curtailing water deliveries to landowners who interfere with a district’s ability to carry out its duty to furnish water for beneficial use…. Read More Written by J. Palmer Hilton