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Judge rules entire AV aquifer linked

LOS ANGELES – Antelope Valley water officials welcomed a judge’s ruling that “hydrologic connectivity” exists in the Antelope Valley’s underground aquifer, which they said will make it easier for the court to decide how much water can be pulled annually from the Valley’s wells without permanently endangering the supply. Superior Court Judge Jack Komar handed down his ruling last week during the second phase of the Antelope Valley groundwater adjudication lawsuit, which began in October 1999 when Kern County-based Diamond Farming Co. filed suit against the city of Lancaster, Palmdale Water District, Quartz Hill Water District and other entities regarding groundwater rights. For the full story visit www.avpress.com/n/11/1111_s4.hts

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