The San Diego water transfer issue will be heating up shortly. The draft environmental impact report will be out in a couple months and the Imperial Irrigation District will then be going to the state for approval. After that the farm community will vote on putting their property up to guarantee the deal.
I think the vote has a good chance of failing. Most of the farmers I have been talking to are very concerned about the environmental cost. The biggest worry is coming from the Salton Sea. The deal says the IID will pick up most of the sea's environmental cost.
There is a fairly cheap way to save the sea. The latest study shows that if you don't lower the elevation, the salinity can be stabilized at its current level for about $10 million a year. There are about 5 million tons of new salt entering the sea every year, and with on-shore evaporation ponds that salt can be removed and stored for about $2 a ton.