The Big Boys still own the system. With help from their "good buddies," they are in the process of "obliterating the Law of the River" and "sending the Bureau of Reclamation, as the rivermaster, on a 20-year paid vacation" (effectively dismantling the Part 417 process for managing Colorado River water).
The Big Boys have apparently provided "bowls of porridge" to the natives, for they are no longer restless. And it's the Big Boys' inmates who are running the asylum through the following process:
(1) Schemes of the Big Boys
(2) Agendas of Imperial Irrigation District board
(3) Orders from the board
(4) Obedient actions from staff and consultants
Examples of these orders include:
— The "historical use of water by gate" constitutes the baseline for describing wet water.
— Twelve-hour runs conserve water.
The ag power consumers shall be called the "general wholesale class."