Soon the Imperial Irrigation District board is going to be voting on a final plan to generate water for the San Diego transfer.
The plan they are working on would allocate water to fields based on past usage. This would determine the amount of water that a farm can use for next 45 years.
This may seem OK, but if you understand farm water, the plan is neither fair nor equitable and it will really cause a great deal of pain to a lot of people who are farming.
Some farms will end up with a lot of water and some will end up short, and you certainly cannot farm here in the desert unless you have enough water. The plan will reward those who were sloppy with their water and penalize those who were careful.