California Cuts Off Water to Wealthy Town of 15,000

Posted: June 16, 2015 in Culture

The upscale San Joaquin County community of Mountain House received its water supply exclusively from Byron-Bethany Irrigation District, one of 114 senior water rights holders who were cut off on Friday.

The decision to cut off many of California’s longest-held water claims has several of the water districts planning to sue, but that won’t help the residents on Mountain House with their immediate dilemma.


A number of water districts plan to sue the state on the grounds the State Water Resources Control Board has no legal authority to cut off some of California’s oldest and most protected water rights.

Source: [CBS Sacramento, Sputnik News]

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