The Imperial Irrigation District Board acts like it is in charge of 3.1 million acre-feet of Colorada River water by way of perfected rights. River rules are implemented to regulate how river water is used and distributed. In general, it is common practice for rules to be ignored, tweaked or exploited.

Currently, there is a familiar game-changing rule of the river referred to as the “use it or lose it” rule. In other words, any allocated water not used by IID (underrun) from the 3.1 million allocated acre-feet passes to the Metropolitan Water District because it has junior water rights status.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.