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IID, the third largest public power provider in California, announces the hiring of Marilyn del Bosque Gilbert as the district’s Energy Department manager. Her first day on the job was May 13.
The IID Board of Directors, Tuesday, approved an agreement with the state of California that paves the way for restoration projects identified in the state’s 10-year Salton Sea Management Program to move forward.
With desert temperatures on the rise and the need to remind the public that the safest way to avoid drowning in canals and drains is to stay away from them, the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors has declared May to be Water Safety Month.
On the same day President Trump signed the Drought Contingency Plan into law, IID filed a petition in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging violations of the California Environmental Quality Act by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
Statement by Erik Ortega, President, Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors, on passage of DCP legislation
“Whether the passage of this Drought Contingency Plan will improve the sustainability of the Colorado River is an open question. What we know for sure is that it is a dramatic setback for the sustainability of the Salton Sea, which makes it, in my view, the first casualty of this DCP.
Today the House Natural Resources Committee and Senate Energy Committee introduced legislation to authorize the federal Drought Contingency Plan.
Today in closed session, the IID Board of Directors took no action on the Drought Contingency Plan and has so advised the Colorado River Board of California, which is holding its own special meeting to take up the DCP matter later in the day.
The IID Board of Directors voted Tuesday to take immediate steps to help inform its decision-making regarding the electrical services the district provides in the Coachella Valley.
Henry Martinez, IID general manger, spoke before the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s Water Planning and Stewardship Committee today, stressing the importance of supporting the state of California’s Salton Sea Management Plan.
03/11/2019 2:19 PM
IID remains committed to the DCP process and to voting on the DCP agreements as a package, but the Salton Sea has to be acknowledged for what it is: An indispensable part of that package, not an invisible one.
03/01/2019 1:59 PM