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Administration Releases Proposal for Modernizing Groundwater Adjudication Process

Administration Releases Proposal for Modernizing Groundwater Adjudication Process

Prior to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), the primary method for solving groundwater disputes and protecting groundwater basins was through large lawsuits called adjudications. The Administration has released a proposal to modernize the groundwater adjudication process. If enacted, the legislation would provide a comprehensive adjudication process for all groundwater basins that are regulated under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. The proposal would make adjudications more cost-effective, provide a fair process to settle water right disputes, and ensure that litigants don't misuse the court system to obstruct or delay SGMA. Learn more

 

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Last updated: August 3, 2015
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