Counties File Suit Over Water Plan

The Regional Council of Rural Counties filed suit on Tuesday in the Sacramento Superior Court against the CalFed water accord, claiming that it is a cloaked effort to take control over northern groundwater and funnel it to southern water districts.

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October 3, 2000, 2:00 PM PDT

By California 2000


The coalition is comprised of counties containing watersheds that supply nearly 80% of California's water. The lawsuit marks a long-held complaint by rural counties that CalFed, a program that purportedly aims to restore the Bay-Delta ecosystem while concurrently increasing water supply systems for urban and agricultural interests, was set up to benefit water interests in the southern counties at the expense of the north.

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