to reach Valley water users
By RUDY YNIGUEZ, Staff Writer
LAGUNA DAM — Booms, dilution and evaporation are working against a 2,000-gallon diesel fuel spill gradually moving south in the Colorado River, making it unlikely the substance will reach the Imperial Valley.
If it were to enter the Valley's waterways at the All-American Canal, little would remain to reach drinking water plants and people's homes.
The spill occurred Saturday.
Steve Hogan, El Centro public works director, said the quantity of water in the All-American Canal being used by the Valley's cities is minuscule compared to that being used on farms, and if any of the fuel did reach the city's treatment plant, it would be filtered out.