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IID board to consider major work approval for Dixie Spill

June 12, 2002|STAFF REPORT

LA QUINTA — The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors will consider approving a major work authorization for the so-called Dixie Spill on the Westside Main Canal.

The board meets in open session at 1 p.m. Thursday at 81-600 Avenue 58 here.

The cost of the work is estimated at $215,000. The structure is primarily used for flood control during storm water overflows into the canal from the West Mesa desert plain, according to the staff report. Substantial deterioration of the concrete structure and automated gate system is evident. The structure and automated gate system would be rehabilitated, repaired and receive new standby power.

In other business, the board will:

· consider submitting a wetlands grant on behalf of the Citizens Congressional Task Force on the New River. IID will administer the grant if received.

· consider approval of a budget amendment process.

· receive a report on the potential uses of alternative fuel vehicles.

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