Geoff Dornan
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December 10, 2007
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Appeals court upholds state ruling on Truckee water transfers

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday upheld almost all of the state engineer's rulings in a case involving Truckee River water rights.

The Pyramid Paiute Tribe had appealed a federal district court ruling in the case involving 10 different water rights holders in the Fernley area. It is just the latest chapter in a battle which has been in almost continuous litigation in the federal court system since 1917.

The issue in all 10 cases involves the owners' rights to transfer their water rights to new owners or new parcels. The tribe sought to block the transfers, arguing …

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