- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Central Basin Water District has agreed to sell 60,000 acre-feet of water to its rival, the Water Replenishment District, ending a three-year feud.

The Los Angeles Times reports (https://lat.ms/1hPizCG ) that California’s drought is forcing local agencies to rely more on the Central Basin for water.

The Central Basin, a water wholesaler, had refused to sell to the Replenishment District, which manages an underground storage basin in southeast Los Angeles County that serves 4 million residents.

The newspaper says the truce comes amid a year of change at Central Basin, which has faced several scandals and has seen some of its top leaders step down.

The FBI is investigating allegations the district secretly managed a $2.7 million fund for its own groundwater storage project without public hearings or notifications.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com

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