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Natural Resources Defense Council v. Kempthorne, Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment

Oliver W. Wanger | May 7th, 2007

This case concerns the effect on a threatened species of fish, the Delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus) , of the coordinated operation of the federally managed Central Valley Project (“CVP”) and the State of California’s State Water Project *2 (“SWP”), among the world’s largest water diversion projects. Both projects divert large volumes of water from the California Bay (Sacramento – San Joaquin) Delta (“Delta”) and use the Delta to store water.


Central Valley Project (CVP), endangered species, native fish, State Water Project (SWP), water project operations