In the article published Feb. 27, “Water prices could rise for SCV residents,” it is stated that “in 2002, Newhall Land signed a deal with the Nickel Family LLC – one of the state’s oldest land-owning family businesses – for rights to about 1,600 acre-feet of water per year to serve, in part, residents of Newhall Ranch.”

So if we need water NOW that had been set aside for later development, isn’t that a de facto admission that we never really had enough water for Newhall Ranch in the first place?

Aren’t the Newhall Ranch entitlements therefore defective, based on demonstrably incorrect data, and in need of revisiting, in light of this revelation?

By the way, I note that this revelation was fully predicted by the environmental groups that this very newspaper recently condemned as “obstructionist.”

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