Mission Springs Water District v. Desert Water Agency


Mission Springs Water District (MSWD) filed a lawsuit against Desert Water Agency (DWA) in 2016 challenging DWA’s election to be the Groundwater Sustainability Agency within DWA’s boundaries under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. This state legislation gives DWA additional authority to manage groundwater supplies within DWA and to take measures to ensure that the groundwater basin is managed sustainably.

Current Status

A judge ruled in favor of DWA in 2022 and Mission Springs Water District has appealed the decision to the California Court of Appeals.