Farmers Invoke Water Rights

By Published On: August 21, 2014

As the contract was deemed “an exchange of waters,” the entity that ended up managing it was the San Joaquin River Exchange. Edison was granted the “right to divert and store waters of the San Joaquin River and its tributaries and to use the same for the generation of electric energy,” noted the federal contract. Using many runoff calculations from different sources at different times, the contract’s bottom line is that in a dry year, the Exchange can grab up to 650,000 acre-feet/year of Edison’s diverted water.

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