The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors on Tuesday may approve a funding agreement with the state Department of Water Resources to line portions of the All-American Canal and the Coachella branch of the canal.
At its meeting, the board may vote to enter into the agreement calling for DWR to reimburse IID for all costs up to $126 million associated with the canal-lining project. Staff recommends entering into the agreement, which has been reviewed and approved by IID's legal advisers.
The lining of the canal would conserve 67,700 acre-feet of water annually lost to seepage. This water would be made available to IID and other parties subject to terms and conditions of the Quantification Settlement Agreement and related documents, according to agenda packet information.
At the recommendation of staff and the Water Consumers Advisory Board, the board may vote to approve changes to the tailwater box replacement program.