EL CENTRO — Despite a warning from Michael Abatti and his attorney Lee Hejmanowski, the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors by a 4-1 vote Tuesday authorized execution of an amendment that would provide 500 acre-feet of water a year to the Heber geothermal plant for the next 25 years.

Abatti who won a declaratory court ruling against the IID on water rights in 2017, which the district has since appealed, said he thinks the IID is violating the court order.

Staff Writer Michael Maresh can be reached at mmaresh@ivpressonline.com.

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