A final report by a committee reviewing the potential effects of the water transfer is not ready for presentation to the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors.
Members of the community advisory committee will revise a working draft to include the on-farm conservation plan developed by IID staff. The draft currently includes fallowing, non-fallowing, environmental justice and socioeconomic impacts. Two of three minority reports were withdrawn.
The IID board will be given a briefing on the draft report and recommendations.
The board meets in open session at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the William R. Condit Auditorium, 1285 Broadway, El Centro.
In other business, the board:
· will consider entering into an agreement with CalEnergy Obsidian Energy LLC for 763 acre-feet of water at $77.50 per acre-foot. Water in excess of this amount would be billed at $370.27 per acre-foot. The water will be used for planned power plant operations.
· will consider approval of $1.5 million for electronic document management of vital documentation. The project is expected to save $4.78 million over a five-year period. The item is already budgeted.