LOS ANGELES — Parties to a seven-state drought contingency plan for the Colorado River may have supposed the matter was concluded when President Donald Trump signed a bill Tuesday authorizing them to implement the agreement, but Imperial Irrigation District dispelled that notion on the very same day by filing a petition in Superior Court essentially calling a foul on the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

The petition calls on the court to suspend approvals and actions related to the Lower Basin Drought Contingency Plan until such time that an appropriate analysis of MWD’s commitment to the plan has been completed in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act.

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