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Judge Lorenzo Sawyer issues his ruling in Woodruff vs. North Bloomfield Gravel Mining Company. The ruling prohibited the discharge of debris in the Sierra Nevada regions, effectively stopping hydraulic mining in that region. Hydraulic mining continued in use in the Klamath-Trinity Mountains until the 1950s. [Source: Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park and California: A History by Kevin Starr.]