View Mobile Site

Clint Eastwood looks to loan water to dry zone

Text Size: Small Large Medium
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.


Commenting is not available.

Commenting not available.

Please wait ...