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As we deal with the ever evolving COVID-19 situation, IID, your essential services provider, remains open for business; ensuring the continued delivery of power and water to our customers in the Imperial and Coachella Valleys. We urge customers to follow all recommended health precautions and suggest making payments by phone, mail, mobile app or through IID.com. Please visit our COVID-19 page for more information.

  • Imperial Dam

Water Supply

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The Imperial Valley depends solely on the Colorado River for surface water supply. IID imports raw water from the Colorado River and distributes it primarily for agricultural use. IID distributes water for non-agricultural uses to seven municipalities, two special districts, and one state and one federal institution for treatment to potable standards; to industrial (renewable energy) users; feedlot, dairy and fishery users, and environmental resources demand and recreational uses. Rainfall is less than three inches per year and does not contribute to IID water delivery, although at times it does increase or reduce agricultural water demand. Groundwater in the Imperial Valley is of poor quality and is generally unsuitable for domestic or irrigation purposes. In addition, to avoid agricultural root zone contamination, tile drains are used to dewater the root zone. The tile drain and other drainage waters ultimately discharge to the Salton Sea. 

For informational purposes, the following operational flow data for Station 2900 and IID's three main canals is updated after 2 p.m. daily.

PREDICTED FLOWS IN CFS* FOR APRIL  5, 2020


Daily Flow Maximum Capacity Capacity Percentage
Station 2900 4000cfs 6,000

67%

East Highline Canal 1700cfs 2,600

       65%        

Central Main Canal 950cfs 1,200 79%
Westside Main Canal 620cfs 1,200 52%

*cubic-feet per second