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

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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