9th Circ. Admits Error In River Diversion Row

Law360, Los Angeles (July 22, 2013, 8:12 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit admitted an error in its determination of a 2010 case, amended its opinion and vacated a district court’s judgment Monday, finding it had improperly limited recalculation of diverted water after a district court made a “gauge error.”

The appeal stems from the long-running litigation over how much water from the Truckee and Carson rivers should be diverted to irrigation and how much should flow into Pyramid Lake for the benefit of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Indian Tribe. USA v. Bell concerned water that...
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