Archive | February, 2016

Millview County Water District v. State Water Resources Control Board: Use it or lose it? Review of Forfeiture of Pre-1914 Appropriative Rights in California

Use it or lose it — that is the California way. Or is it? Many practicing California water law attorneys long assumed that forfeiture of a pre-1914 appropriative right could automatically occurred after five years of nonuse. However, a recent state appellate opinion puts this assumption in jeopardy.
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