Blue water in motion

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

Upcoming Programs:

Toyota Lifeguard Vehicle At SunsetAugust 20, 2015 – Beach Law

Past Program Topics:

July 24, 2015 – Understanding the New Clean Water Rule: Definition of Waters of the United States

May 22, 2015 – Water Law Overview: Water Rights, Water Quality, Navigable Waters, Water Service

Water Law Resources at the Law Library

Popular Titles in our Collection
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Arizona v. California Collection – 1963

A significant part of our water law collection is the large number of historical documents from the landmark case of Arizona v. California.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.

Government Documents on Water Law resources

We have access to many more water related resources, just ask us!

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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

Local Water Resources:

California Department of WWater_Rulesater Resources

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California – Be Water Wise

City of San Diego – Water Public Utilities

San Diego County Water Authority

County of San Diego Beach Water Quality