(IID Board supports proclamation)…It was a unanimous vote.

The Proclamation had been issued by the County Board of Supervisors, declaring an emergency at the New River. The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors also adopted a letter of support to be sent to California Governor Gavin Newsom. The letter indicates the conditions at the New River pose extreme danger to the health and safety to nearby communities and require immediate action before more residents, visitors and public sector workers become exposed to toxic substances and pathogens. The letter was signed by IID Board President Erik Ortega. It supports the efforts by the County that declared a local emergency. The Count’s action has been communicated to the California Office of Emergency Services. The IID and the County urge the Governor to proclaim a state of emergency at the New River.