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Water park sparks controversy in parched California

Dublin recreational complex draws flak amid drought despite the project being conceived more than a decade ago

Work in progress in July on Dublin's US$44 million water park - or aquatic centre, as local officials call it.

Dublin, California

ON a typical hard-hat tour of a major municipal construction project, city officials extol the venture's expansiveness and rave about how many citizens will benefit. But this city has taken a different approach to a nearly US$44 million recreational complex underway: