It seems like every day something new happens to the San Diego transfer program. Several months ago, San Diego said they thought that fallowing was the best way to generate water for transfer. Then the governor's office said it, and now Sen. Feinstein is saying it.
The Imperial Irrigation District, the Farm Bureau and the I.V. Press have said the transfer water should be generated by the IID becoming more efficient.
Why the difference? The big problem is the Salton Sea. The transfer environmental impact report makes it clear that if the IID becomes more efficient and reduces the flow of water to the sea that it will hasten the death of the sea. It also says that a fallowing program will not affect the sea if it is done properly. And then there is the Salton Sea Authority, which says that with fallowing and less than $25 million a year, the sea can be saved for a long time.