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Semitropic proposes to use the California Aqueduct to transfer naturally occurring water supply from the Kings and Tulare Lake Subbasins, one of the most critically over-drafted basins in the state, to the Kern County groundwater basin. Yet Semitropic has no right or license to the waters of the Kings River, and the California State Water Resources Control Board has determined that the Kings River is “fully-appropriated” — meaning there is no additional water available.

And quite significantly, Semitropic’s proposal poses direct threats to people’s right to access safe, clean, affordable and accessible water – a right guaranteed under California law – and threatens groundwater sustainability efforts.