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Frequently Asked Questions: Statement of Opposition Definition

Title

Statement of Opposition Definition 

Program Area

Environment 

Specific Program

Legal Protection 

CWCB Section

Stream & Lake Protection 

Question

What is a Statement of Opposition?

Answer

A Statement of Opposition is a legal pleading filed with the Water Court in a pending water right case. The pleading typically seeks terms and conditions to protect vested water rights. The CWCB files Statements of Opposition to new water right applications which have the potential to injure decreed instream flow or natural lake level water rights. The majority of Statements of Opposition filed by the CWCB are resolved by stipulations which provide full protection for the instream flow or natural lake level water rights.
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Created at 6/30/2010 9:50 AM  by System Account 
Last modified at 6/30/2010 9:50 AM  by System Account