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Cadiz desert water pumping plan

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:42 pm
by Jim_b
"An ambitious private water project that would draw water from deep under the Mojave Desert and pipe it across California was given the go-ahead Oct. 1, by San Bernardino County supervisors. Opponents and supporters spoke for five hours during a special hearing on the controversial Cadiz project."

Opponents of the project, namely various environmental groups, say that amount would exceed the natural recharge rate of the groundwater basins and that springs within the Mojave National Preserve link to the aquifers and could be jeopardized should the project move forward.

Proponents of the project, however, say it is environmentally sound and would create much needed jobs.

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Federal lawsuit challenging Cadiz pipeline project dismissed. A Cadiz attorney "said the proposed pipeline is not a federal water project and that the court did not have jurisdiction to hear the matter."