Truce called in feud between water districts
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 (http://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, http://www.latimes.com