Judge Oks huge water deal between farmers, San Diego County cities

Outlet: Los Angeles Times

June 4, 2013

A California judge Tuesday upheld the sale of water from the farmers of the Imperial Valley to the thirsty cities in San Diego County — the largest farms-to-cities water deal in the nation. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Lloyd Connelly disagreed with litigants who said the deal between the Imperial Irrigation District and the San Diego County Water Authority violated the state’s environmental rules, particularly involving the Salton Sea.