Imperial Irrigation District directors appear poised to pull the tablecloth from under the table setting of western water deals arranged by federal and state officials.
If that happens, it is more than likely that all the arrangements will fall to the floor and much of the mess will drop into the lap of IID.
We hope the IID directors are ready for the inevitable, because they seem poised to rip up their big water transfer deal with the San Diego County Water Authority and thereby feel the wrath of many angry, powerful and sometimes vengeful officials.
The IID board is having a special meeting Friday to consider certifying the transfer environmental impact report, that it is in accordance with state law. The board also might decide whether to axe the deal. The board came close to nixing the agreement Tuesday but board President Stella Mendoza wisely led the board into taking at least a few more days of thinking about it.