The huge Westlands Water District has launched a "sneak attack" by filing a legal claim to water that irrigates much of the the San Joaquin Valley.
In a move described as a sneak attack that could start a major new water war, the huge Westlands Water District has filed a legal claim to water that irrigates much of the east side of the San Joaquin Valley from Arvin north to Merced County."It is nothing short of a direct, Pearl Harbor attack intended to cripple agriculture along the San Joaquin Valley's east side," said Richard Moss, general manager of the Friant Water Users Authority, whose member districts now use the water.
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