Federal officials signed the papers needed to begin the biggest transfer of water from farms to cities in U.S. history, water representatives said Thursday.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has notified regional water officials that 3.2 million gallons of Colorado River water is being held in Lake Havasu, Ariz., and is ready to be delivered to San Diego.
By month's end, the water should begin flowing into San Diego County – the first trickle of a 75-year deal that will eventually provide the county with 90 billion gallons a year, roughly a third of its future water needs.
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