Irrigation company sues conservation district
Tuesday, May 6 — The Lassen Irrigation Company and the Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District are headed to court in a dispute over water rights and the district’s complaint resolution procedures.
The irrigation company seeks damages, injunctive and declaratory relief and a writ of mandate in the action that names the district, its board of directors (Ramsey Wood, John Bentley, Ruth Dike, Willis Dow and Jesse Claypool), its acting general manager (Tim Keesey) and the junior watermaster (Curtis White, also known as Jeff White) and as many as 100 unnamed individuals.
According to the irrigation company’s complaint, the “defendants have failed to comply with their mandatory duties and in the process have violated LIC’s constitutional due process and other rights. LIC is therefore compelled to file this action seeking a writ, injunctive and declaratory relief, in addition to damages, required defendants to comply with their mandatory obligations to provide LIC with all of the water to which it is entitled, as well as other relief related to the Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District operations.”