[env-trinity] Fresno Bee 6/24/10
bwl3 at comcast.net
Fri Jun 25 09:19:30 PDT 2010
Lawsuit challenges California groundwater pumping
Commercial fisherman have filed a lawsuit accusing California officials of
not leaving enough water in a Northern California river for coho salmon.
The lawsuit filed Thursday says the State Water Resources Control Board and
Siskiyou County allowed groundwater well permits that have depleted the
The plaintiffs say the endangered coho salmon are now on the verge of
extinction in the river.
A spokesman at the State Resources Water Control Board, William L. Rukeyser,
says the lawsuit appears to raise many theories about pumping that are not
established in California law.
He says the state does have the authority to regulate groundwater as the
Byron Leydecker, JcT
Chair, Friends of Trinity River
PO Box 2327
Mill Valley, CA 94942-2327
415 383 4810 land/fax
415 519 4810 mobile
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