Pumping Mississippi River water west: solution or pipedream?

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Waves of torrential rainfall drenched California into the new year. Snowpacks in the Sierra Nevada Mountains have swelled to more than 200 percent their normal size, and snowfall across the rest of the Colorado River Basin is trending above average, too. While the much-needed waterContinue Reading

Voluntary Groundwater Pumping Program/U.S. Bureau of Reclamation: Federal Court Addresses National Environmental Policy Act Challenge | Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.

Download PDF A United States District Court (“E.D. California”) (“Court”) addressed in a September 14th Order a National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) challenge to a groundwater extraction project in the Sacramento River Valley. See AquAlliance, et al. v. The United States Bureau of Reclamation, et al., 2021 WL 4168534. AquAllianceContinue Reading