State, Feds in Talks Over Water

California and federal water regulators are trying to quickly resolve their legal dispute over competing biological opinions governing the management of their respective water projects, a top state official says.

Water Talks Are On After Settlement Offer By San Diego

San Diego Water managers will meet with the Metropolitan Water District next week in a bid to end a long-running feud over water transfer costs. The San Diego County Water Authority made a surprise settlement offer a week ago. SDCWA Board Chair Jim Madaffer delivered a letter to MWD suggesting the two water agencies stop fighting over water fees. MWD’s initial reaction was cool, with the Los Angeles-based water wholesaler canceling a closed-door meeting on the issue that was originally scheduled for this week.