Byron Bethany Irrigation District

From left, Byron Bethany Irrigation District board member Jeff Brown, Rep. Jeff Denham, BBID general manager Rick Gilmore, board president Russell Kagehiro, and BBID directors Larry Enos Jr. and Chuck Tuso.

A certificate of recognition for Byron Bethany Irrigation District’s success in defending agricultural water rights was recently presented to the district by Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock.

Denham congratulated the district on winning a lawsuit against the state water board for filing charges against the district for what the water board charged was unauthorized diversion of drought-restricted water from the Delta. A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge found that the district’s due-process rights were violated and ruled for the district.

The decision has a statewide impact in water rights litigation.

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Congratulations to the district on the recognition. Would this have any positive impact for the MH residents paying more than three times the water charges paid by residents of any other county? Will there be any help from the Water district.

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