Response To ‘Lake Elsinore Area Residents Organize to Oppose Hydroelectric Project’

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Valley News - Opinion
It is important to clarify misinformation about Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District and the proposed Lake Elsinore Advanced Pumped Storage project that were reported in the Jan. 23 story “Lake Elsinore area residents organize to oppose hydroelectric project.” EVMWD is not a partner in LEAPS. Under a 2018 agreement to settle litigation between EVMWD and Nevada Hydro, which is the project’s proponent, Nevada Hydro will be able to deposit imported water into Lake Elsinore for its operations. Nevada Hydro will be responsible for all the costs of securing and delivering the additional water and the district would convey it through our distribution system should the LEAPS project receive federal licensing approval. Specific source has not been identified but will come through a reg
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