WASHINGTON, D.C. — After a House subcommittee hearing last week in which a California Congressman questioned whether the Salton Sea was worth the fuss in considering legislation implementing a multi-state drought contingency plan for the Colorado River, the Imperial Irrigation District is feeling some relief that the bills actually introduced in Congress were much less cavalier.

The identical bills introduced in Congress Tuesday by the House Natural Resources Committee and Senate Energy Committee no longer includes language urging that the drought contingency plan for the Colorado River be implemented “notwithstanding any other provision of law” and “without delay.”

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