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How A Major Water Deal Affected San Diego And Imperial Valley Water Supplies

Evening Edition

Aired 10/23/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.

Guests

Dennis Cushman, Assistant General Manager, San Diego County Water Authority

Kevin Kelley, General Manager, Imperial Irrigation District

Transcript

It was a deal that promised to transform San Diego's water supply, and according to many, that's just what it did.

Ten years ago this month, a contract was signed between seven states to share water from the Colorado River. Included in that agreement, was a deal for Imperial Valley to sell water to the San Diego County Water Authority.

The pact made San Diego more independent from Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District, but it also caused an uproar from Imperial Valley farmers. And the hard feelings have not entirely disappeared.

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