Water law is the focus for the San Diego Law Library in 2015. Our goal is to increase awareness about the importance of the law on water in San Diego. You can look forward to MCLE programs, articles on water law resources, information about water developments in California, and increased access to our unique water law collection. Come back to this page often, as we add new programs and resources!
Water Law Programs
August 20, 2015 – Beach Law
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Water Law Resources at the Law Library
Popular Titles in our Collection
A significant part of our water law collection is the large number of historical documents from the landmark case of Arizona v. California. In 1952, Arizona filed suit in the U.S. Supreme Court against California and seven of its public agencies. Arizona wanted the Supreme Court to specify the amount of water Arizona was entitled to from the Colorado River and to limit the amount allotted to California. The trial took place over a two-year period and produced 234 witnesses, 4,000 exhibits, 22,500 pages of reporter’s transcripts and 3,742 deposition transcripts. It set a modern record with 16 hours of oral testimony.
We have access to many more water related resources, just ask us!
SDLL Articles on Water Law Topics
New Water Use Restrictions in San Diego – April 13, 2015
New Restrictions on Water Use – March 23, 2015
Focus on Water Law in 2015 – February 27, 2015
Landmark Groundwater Legislation in California – September 19, 2014