Judge voids landmark California water agreement

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January 15, 2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A judge invalidated a landmark pact Thursday intended to curtail Southern California’s overuse of water from the Colorado River but left the deal in place during an appeals period.
Sacramento Superior Court Judge Ronald Candee ruled that many of the contracts enacted as part of the 2003 agreement were invalid because they obliged the state to pay for environmental restoration work with funds that lawmakers never appropriated…

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