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California district stalls West drought plan over lake money

The Imperial Irrigation District wants $200 million for the Salton Sea, a massive, briny lake in the desert southeast of Los Angeles created when the Colorado River breached a dike in 1905 and flooded a dry lake bed.

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Forest Service seeks bids to thin AZ forests, avert wildfires

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