EL CENTRO — Imperial Irrigation District is applauding a recent letter from U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue asking for prompt implementation of drought provisions she helped secure in the 2018 farm bill to trigger federal funding for Salton Sea conservation efforts.

In a letter dated Jan. 30, Feinstein told Perdue, “I'm writing to ask that you quickly implement the new drought provisions Congress included in the recent Farm Bill and provide a firm federal funding commitment to facilitate Salton Sea conservation efforts. These new drought provisions are vital to protecting public health, natural resources, the environment, wildlife and the agricultural industry in the Coachella and Imperial valleys.”

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