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Irrigation deal’s water is trivial, precedent huge

Coalition response…This editorial does a good job in providing the facts about the proposed transfer of water by ACID. Federal regulations require the district to install monitoring wells to gauge the effects the transfer might have on local groundwater supplies. Additional State regulations mandate that the area of origin must not be negatively impacted from the transfer. The State also requires a portion of the water to remain in the Delta to enhance the environment. These safeguards are in place to protect those who would transfer available water supplies to those in need and receive funding for projects that will benefit the customers of ACID.

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