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North Kern Water Storage Dist. v. Kern Delta Water Dist., F047706

Judgment declaring a forfeiture of certain previously appropriated waters of the Kern River is reversed as the trial court incorrectly found that the forfeiture created unappropriated water subject to appropriation through the State Water Resources Control Board. The initial determination whether a forfeiture creates an allocable excess is reserved in the first instance to SWRCB.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/02/2007
  • Published 01/02/2007



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Young Wooldridge,Ernest A. Conant, Scott K. Kuney, Steven M. Torigiani, Bakersfield;  Best Best & Krieger, Arthur L. Littleworth, Gregory K. Wilkinson and Jill N. Willis, Riverside, for Plaintiff, Cross-complainant, Cross-defendant and Appellant., McMurtrey, Hartsock & Worth, Gene R. McMurtrey, Bakersfield, Daniel N. Raytis, James A. Worth, Bakersfield;  Smiland Khachigian Chester, William M. Smiland and Theodore A. Chester, Los Angeles, for Defendant, Cross-complainant, Cross-defendant and Appellant., Virginia A. Gennaro, City Attorney;  Duane Morris, Colin L. Pearce, San Francisco, and Matthew K. Kliszewski for Cross-complaint, Cross-defendant and Respondent.
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