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canals, it would have to in­vest heav­ily in in­fra­struc­ture to im­port the wa­ter. But the al­ter­na­tive could be much worse. With­out new wa­ter, the 250 farm­ers cov­ered by the McMullin agency will have to re­duce their ground­wa­ter use by one third over the next 20 years, rais­ing the prospect of sub­stan­tial land re­tire­ment.

“There’s wa­ter, and prob­a­bly enough wa­ter to sat­isfy a large part of the need,” said gen­eral man­ager Matt Hur­ley. “It’s not slosh­ing, but there is wa­ter avail­able.”

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