IID sues to halt Colorado River drought plan, says officials ignored Salton Sea
The petition, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges violations of the California Environmental Quality Act by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and names the Coachella Valley, Palo Verde and Needles water districts as well. It asks the court to suspend the Lower Basin Drought Contingency Plan until a thorough environmental analysis has been completed.
- Associated Press: California dispute threatens plan to protect Colorado River
- Los Angeles Times: Imperial Irrigation District sues to block Colorado River drought plan
- Opinion: The Desert Sun: Salton Sea 10-year ‘rescue’ plan flawed, but letting lake revert to desert would be folly
- News release: Salton Sea is focus of IID’s legal challenge to Drought Contingency Plan