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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Groundwater Series

Will California Mandate Sustainable Groundwater Management?

Just over a century ago, in response to excessive claims to limited surface water, California voters approved the Water Commission Act of 1913 to regulate surface water rights. The act did not regulate groundwater. As a consequence, California does not apply statewide regulation of groundwater as do many western states. Rather, groundwater is managed by … Continue Reading »

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Shareholder Russell McGlothlin

Russell McGlothlin, a shareholder in our Santa Barbara office, possesses extensive experience concerning water use and management in California and the western United States. Russ is presently participating in a small group of lawyers and other policy specialist convened by the Association of California Water Agencies to develop proposed legislation to reform California groundwater law. … Continue Reading »