Government to pay $2.4m in water settlement
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The federal government will have to pay millions of dollars to some California water users.
A federal judge has ordered the government to pay $2.4 million for breaching a water delivery contract in the early 1980's.
The deal was supposed to deliver water from a dam on the Stanislaus River to a group of irrigators and other water users. However, the verdict falls short of the $43 million in damages sought by the Stockton East Water District and Central San Joaquin Water Conservation District for the breach.
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