DuMars: Cooperation needed between IID, county, farmers

Outlet: Imperial Valley Press

March 24, 2012

Action by the Imperial Irrigation District has been led by litigation for the past few years, but more talk needs to be happening between agencies in the Imperial Valley. It’s one of the top messages consulting attorney Charles T. DuMars presented to the IID Board of Directors on Tuesday as he gave recommendations on where the district could take the nation’s largest agriculture-to-urban water transfer. The New Mexico water and environmental lawyer was hired last year to come up with a plan B for the Quantification Settlement Agreement, a set of agreements to send IID-entitlement water from the Colorado River to coastal urban areas like San Diego.