Everyday there are sources of news about some aspect of the severe drought affected by the Colorado River. However, no regular updated news from the Imperial Irrigation District seems to be the norm. Imperial Irrigation District’s long history of established perfected water rights provides questionable limited control of allocated river water. “Use it or lose it” is a rule of the river. Using less water than the permitted amount allows water agencies with junior water rights to claim the unused water.
-Written by columnist John Dantice.