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June 18, 2013 > Clint Eastwood looks to loan water to dry zone

Clint Eastwood looks to loan water to dry zone

Submitted By AP Wire Service

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) Jun 13 - 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.

The Monterey Herald reported the prospective deal Wednesday (http://bit.ly/11zbyaN).

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.

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Information from: The Monterey County Herald, http://www.montereyherald.com

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