(IID Board approves 2014 plan)….The Equitable Distribution Plan and Water Apportionment for 2014 was approved Monday.
The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors held a special meeting on the plan. They could not reach agreement when the plan was originally presented October 22nd. Last week staff recommended a plan that included straight-line apportionment of water. A majority of the Board felt Historical apportionment should have also been presented. This week the Board came to a happy medium. The Apportionment plan adopted is half straight-line, half Historical. Eligible acreage will receive half of the 2013 apportionment of 5.45 acre-feet of water. The other half will be based on 50 percent of a field’s historical use. Those who need more water will order it from the District’s clearinghouse. Those who receive more water than needed can put it in the clearinghouse.