Calif. Tribe Hits Water District With Endangered Fish Suit

Law360, New York (August 9, 2012, 6:29 PM EDT) -- A California tribal group lodged an Endangered Species Act suit in federal court on Thursday accusing the Montague Water Conservation District of harming threatened fish communities by blocking access to habitats, diverting the natural flow of water and creating poor water quality conditions.

The Karuk Tribe is claiming that the district's operation and maintenance of a dam and other water division structures is causing unlawful damage to a population of coho salmon in the area. The district is also breaching the public trust by harming the...
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Case Title

Karuk Tribe v. Montague Water Conservation District


Case Number

2:12-at-01109

Court

California Eastern

Nature of Suit

893(Environmental Matters)

Date Filed

August 8, 2012

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