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Clint Eastwood looks to loan water to dry zone

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POSTED June 13, 2013 9:59 p.m.

MONTEREY . (AP) — Clint Eastwood is looking to make the day of a thirsty section of the California coast.

The 83-year-old actor, director and former mayor of Carmel is in negotiations to loan water to a Monterey peninsula utility to help alleviate the region's water shortage.

Eastwood is looking to loan California American Water 85 acre-feet-per-year of water from a parcel of land where he controls the water rights. The deal would alleviate the water shortage while the utility works on its own project.

The utility is working on building a desalination plant to help replace water after a state-ordered cutback on pumping from the Carmel River. The cutback was ordered after years of over pumping, which caused environmental damage to the river.

 

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