Calif. Water District Settles CWA Discharge Case

Law360, New York (May 21, 2010, 4:23 PM EDT) -- A water district in Kern County, Calif., has agreed to cough up $108,000 to settle a federal lawsuit charging it with discharging soil into a waterway, disturbing aquatic and riparian habitats.

A proposed consent decree, lodged Thursday along with the Clean Water Act complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California said the defendant, the Semitropic Water Storage District, has agreed to pay a $30,000 civil penalty and a $78,000 fee to settle the case.

According to the lawsuit, the discharge occurred...
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