The Imperial Irrigation District closed the East Highline Canal this morning for maintenance and upgrades and the canal will be out of service through Friday.
IID water department Manager Mike King said the canal serves about one-third of the Imperial Valley, providing water to farmers in the areas around Holtville, Calipatria and Niland.
"We have done a lot of communication on this project," King said, adding farmers have worked with IID on making sure they have the water they need for the week the canal will be closed.
"We have had great farmer cooperation," King added.
He said on Friday IID will start to run water through the canal and by Saturday the canal is expected to be at normal levels.