Information: 9 Point Plan
1. Imperial Group members support a voluntary annual cap of 3,100,000 acre feet and an annual transfer of 300,000 acre feet.
2. Support of this above mentioned cap and transfer requires the following federal, state and local protection .
- A. Protection of IID, Landowners - Farmers, and the County of Imperial from any claims of liability for endangered species, condemnation or environmental claims including but not limited to claims based on impacts to the Salton Sea.
- B. Protection of IID, Landowners - Farmers and the County of Imperial from claims or liability for unreasonable and nonbeneficial use of water.
- C. Water for transfer will no longer be available to MWD or SDCWA in the event any Administrative Action, Court decision or Legislative enactment reduces the above described protection.
3. All agricultural landowners in IID eligible to receive water will immediately be paid a pre-determined per-acre transfer fee.
4. Agricultural landowners in IID who are presently eligible to receive water will make a pre-determined charitable contribution based on their water transfer. The contribution will be made to a community-based foundation similar to the Great Valley Foundation of Modesto, California. The foundation will utilize the funds to benefit the residents of Imperial County. (click here for more information)
5. All governmental entities in Imperial County currently delivering IID water will receive a pre-determined annual payment. The allocation of this money shall be determined by LAFCO.
6. No individual Landowner in the Imperial Valley can transfer water from Imperial County.
7. A Study Group will be established to analyze measurement issues on farm water use and develop a recommendation, which will be accepted by IID.
8. IID will immediately develop a Water Clearing House similar to the Water Clearing House in the Westlands Water District. The purpose of the Water Clearing House will be to increase and facilitate the reasonable and beneficial use of water in the Imperial Valley.
9. A system will be developed by IID to guarantee Landowners - Farmers fair water rate protection. If IID fails to develop a system, the Landowners - Farmers representing 60 % of the acreage currently eligible to receive water availability charges can develop their own system and IID will adopt it.