We have come to the fork in the road on water matters. And we need to take it, i.e.
(1) We need to develop effective water-management plans that do not involve allocating water to the gate.
(2) We need to recall Lloyd Allen, who supports Ag United's current push to allocate water to the gate.
The seriousness of allocating water to the gate is punctuated by Bill DuBois' statement:
— Water allocated to the gate belongs to the landowners. And the landowners can do whatever they want with their water.
If it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck, it's a duck. And more particularly, I conclude that "allocating water to the gate" effectively delivers the water rights, presently held in trust by the Imperial Irrigation District, to the landowners.