Calif. Water Transfer Deal Passes Enviro Test, Judge Says

Law360, New York (June 5, 2013, 7:46 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Tuesday rejected the remaining legal challenges to a landmark accord transferring Colorado River water from farms to San Diego County cities, saying the deal's impact on the endangered Salton Sea was properly reviewed under the California Environmental Quality Act.

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Lloyd G. Connelly said the environmental impact report adequately addressed how the sale of 180,000 acre-feet of water a year — enough for 360,000 families — to San Diego County would affect the sea, which is primarily sustained by...
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