Water agreements

A new system of voluntary agreements with shared responsibility for maintaining the Sacramento Delta has been proposed. The State Water Project, which carries water from the northern part of the state through the California Aqueduct, is participating.

PALMDALE — Water wars are nothing new in California; Mark Twain himself is alleged to have said, “Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting over.”

However, for a portion of the state’s highly contested water use, a new concept may help reduce some of the friction and litigation.

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