“While water scarcity affects one in three people in the world, Imperial County is a desert with a reliable water source. But that reliability, which comes from the Colorado River, the lifeblood for some 40 million people across seven states, could be compromised in coming decades, according to a recent study by U.S.
“State Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, commended a recent vote by the state Senate approving funding for projects for the Salton Sea and the Tijuana River Valley in a budget package released Friday by the legislature’s budget subcommittees, a press release announced.”
“Officials at the Imperial Irrigation District expressed sadness Wednesday after receiving news of a tragic drowning of a yet-to-be identified Calexico youth in the All-American Canal earlier this week.
“Public participation policies during Imperial Irrigation District meetings were revised by the IID Board of Directors on Tuesday, establishing time limits to speakers and rules over the use of signage as well as other regulations.”
“A big sigh of relief was heard breezing through San Diego County earlier this month following a Superior Court judge’s ruling that validated a 10-year-old agreement to buy precious Colorado River water from Imperial Valley farmers….
[The] ruling may yet be appealed. But it’s a crucial step toward achieving the goal of greater water reliability and independence for all of San Diego County.”