Water delivery agreement between EVMWD and LEAPS project ended years of litigation and defined roles

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Greg Thomas, Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District As the Lake Elsinore Advanced Pumped Storage, or LEAPS, hydroelectric project proceeds with licensing approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, local roles have been defined with a water delivery agreement following years of litigation over project details. With recent community workshops and new information disseminated, it is important that accurate information be provided to the public. EVMWD is not a partner in LEAPS. Under a 2018 agreement to settle ongoing litigation between EVMWD and Nevada Hydro, the project’s proponent, Nevada Hydro would be able to deposit imported water into Lake Elsinore for its operations. Nevada Hydro will be responsible for the costs of securing and delivering this additional water
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