Water Rights Law
Reliable water supplies are of utmost importance. Kidman Gagen Law advises and represents water agency clients on the water rights foundation of their water supplies.
Surface Water Rights
Kidman Gagen Law represents clients before the State Water Resources Control Board and before state and federal courts in surface water rights matters, which sometimes also involve the Endangered Species Act, the California Environmental Quality Act and other environmental laws. Kidman Gagen Law is an expert in subterranean streams law related to the State Board’s jurisdiction over groundwater resources.
Groundwater Rights Adjudications and Storage
Kidman Gagen Law advises and represents water agency clients in water rights law related to water supplies from groundwater. Mr. Kidman has represented water providers in virtually every adjudicated or statutorily managed groundwater basin in Southern California and has advocated groundwater rights matters before the California Supreme Court and other state and federal courts. Kidman Gagen Law attorneys have represented clients in groundwater storage and recovery programs in both adjudicated and unadjudicated groundwater basins throughout Southern California.