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California’s groundwater monitoring leads to lawsuit launched by farm bureau

Monitoring takeover exceeds water board's authority, lawsuit alleges

May 21, 2024  By Ground Water Canada

California – The state’s Kings County Farm Bureau and two landowners have filed a lawsuit over California’s decision to take over groundwater monitoring in part of the San Joaquin Valley. The State Water Resources Control Board placed the Tulare Lake Subbasin on probationary status in April which put state, rather than local, officials responsible for tracking the amount of water being pumped. The lawsuit alleges the move exceeds the board’s authority. CityNews report | READ MORE

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