Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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Appellate court temporarily blocks Delta island sale

The ruling delays the district's purchase by no more than a few weeks. MARK ANDREW BOYER / KQED San Francisco

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Sacramento Bee

A state appellate court has temporarily blocked the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's $175 million purchase of five islands in the heart of the Delta. The 3rd District Court of Appeal granted the stay Tuesday, preventing the sale from closing. MWD has said the properties could be used to store equipment or possibly “fill” dirt for the Delta tunnels project.

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Water board drops record $1.5 million drought fine

Los Angeles Times

State water regulators Tuesday dismissed a record $1.5 million fine against a Northern California irrigation district accused of diverting water in violation of a drought order. The action is the latest twist in the state's attempts to assert control over water diversions by districts that hold some of the oldest water rights in California.

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LADWP board approves new 25-year water use plan

KPCC Pasadena

Want to know where L.A. will get its water over the next 25 years? The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power says it has the answer. On Tuesday the board for the utility approved a new urban water management plan. The city has had versions of similar plans in the past, but this one is drastically different.

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