Red Hawk Casino water dispute appears settled
After more than a decade of lawsuits and threats of lawsuits, a dispute over water service for the Shingle Springs Rancheria and Red Hawk Casino appears to have been resolved.
The El Dorado Local Agency Formation Commission, which rules on government reorganizations, earlier this month effectively rescinded the 1988 annexation of the rancheria to the El Dorado Irrigation District and approved a re-annexation with conditions necessary to meet current water service needs.
The irrigation district has been supplying water for the casino since it opened four years ago. The re-annexation is intended to clear up legal issues and satisfy recent court rulings, officials said.
"I'm just glad that this time all the parties managed to work together to see this through," said ...