(County Supervisors support funding request)…The request was made by the Imperial Irrigation District, and backed by Senator Diane Feinstein and others.

The IID has requested $200 million in funding from the US Department of Agriculture to address critical agricultural and environmental concerns facing the Salton Sea anticipated to be caused by the current and upcoming drought on the Colorado River. The funds would be a federal match to the $200 million already approved by the state. The Board of Supervisors Tuesday would not support the Imperial Irrigation District’s Drought Contingency Plan, mainly because the IID Board of Directors has not adopted one. The County Board did say they would like to participate in discussions with the IID Board before a DCP is approved.