A resolution to accept a grant to implement the testing of on-farm silt reduction methods in the Imperial Valley will be voted upon Tuesday at the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors' regular meeting.
The board, sitting as the Imperial County Resource Conservation District Board, will decide whether to accept the $125,000 grant from the State Water Resources Control Board.
The three-year test will implement a best-management practice utilizing biodegradable fiber mats to reduce silt. The grant covers 60 percent of the project's costs and requires the IID to cover the remaining 40 percent, or $84,000, of the $209,000 price tag.
The grant was applied for about two years ago.
Reconvening as the IID Board of Directors, the board will consider a request from the Boys and Girls Club of Coachella Valley to absorb part or all of the cost to relocate a portion of IID's transmission and distribution facilities as the organization builds a new recreational facility.