Because of the lack of effective planning of Salton Sea, there are Salton Sea residents who oppose there being a water transfer.
I support the transfer of 200,000 acre-feet of water to San Diego, for I think that the water shortage crisis in the urban area of Southern California is more serious than they will admit, and that it would be like yelling fire in a crowded theater to stop this transfer.
Notwithstanding, there are many bad water-transfer policies that need to be changed. But the majority of the Imperial Irrigation District board members are bought and paid for by the water-marketing interests, and they are hanging tough.
For example, the word is that IID will not change the "state jurisdiction" statement in the petition.
"Allocating water to the gate" is being proposed as the way to manage IID's entitlement water. This means the landowners will own the water rights and the present trusteeship held by the IID will be broken.