Will the claim be unbroken? (September 27, 2010)
A water right claim and counterclaim centering on the Apple Valley Country Club near Victorville, subject of two competing summary judgment requests, is turning on whether the right has an unbroken history stretching back about 90 years.
The High Desert Community Foundation recently purchased the country club and the rights that go with it. The town of Apple Valley contested that water rights shift, saying it was attached to the country club, not to the land. It also said that the major Mojave Water Adjudication more than a decade ago indicated that the seniority of the rights had been broken. The foundation disputed all of those characterizations.