Getting water rights a long haul, lawyer says

Chris Caskey, The Union Democrat

Many options exist in the world of water for Tuolumne County, but the county is really "at the beginning" of any years-long effort to secure future water supply or water rights, according to a special water attorney.

Nicholas Jacobs of the Sacramento environmental firm Somach, Simmons and Dunn told county staff members and the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday that a first step should involve bringing water providers and private water users together to develop future figures for water demand.

The county hired Somach, Simmons and Dunn in December to consult with the county on questions related to local water rights, water-related lawsuits, groundwater and similar issues.

Any pursuit of water or water rights and additional storage, he said, could require a demonstration of need.

"Having that as a foundation, of how much water do we need, should help guide your decisions," Jacobs said.

For the complete story, see the April 3, 2014, edition of The Union Democrat.

11916405
The Union Democrat
This image is copyrighted.

Reach all of Sonora, Calaveras County, Tuolumne, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, & Jamestown with your items to sell.

Ads appear Online and in Print

View Classifieds Place an Ad

Connect with The Union Democrat

Union Democrat Newsstand

Sunday February 19, 2017

Read digital interactive editions of our publications

Read Today's Edition Take A Tour

More Publications by The Union Democrat

View All Publications
Lode gets ‘Vaxxed’

02/14/2017

A black tour bus promoting the 2016 documentary “Vaxxed: from Cover-up to ... more

Tuolumne County residents plan McClintock protest

02/16/2017

People on both sides of the polarized political spectrum in Tuolumne County ... more

Jury acquits Barrett on two charges

02/17/2017

A Calaveras County Superior Court jury found Jeremiah Barrett not guilty Friday ... more

Authorities ID driver in fatal J59 wreck

02/17/2017

A Sonora doctor has been identified by the California Highway Patrol as ... more

Dam concerns reverberate in the Mother Lode

02/13/2017

The state Department of Water Resources lists 35 dams in Calaveras County ... more