In its July 1, 2013 opinion, the Ninth Circuit rejected TCCA’s claim that California area of origin law entitled TCCA’s member districts to priority deliveries of Central Valley Project (“CVP”) water from the Bureau of Reclamation (“Bureau”). The court ruled that California area of origin laws, in particular Water Code section 11460, do not require the Bureau to prioritize the allocation of Federally-appropriated CVP water to Sacramento Valley CVP contractors.
TCCA may still file a petition for a writ of certiorari seeking review of the Ninth Circuit’s opinion by the Supreme Court.
- Ninth Circuit Rejects Claims to Area of Origin Priority by Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority
- District Court Rejects Claims to Area of Origin Priority by Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority
- Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority Appeals Area of Origin Decision
- KMTG Legal Alert: Sacramento Valley Farmers Have No Prior Right To Central Valley Project Water Under Area Of Origin Laws