Water Exchange: Measurement Issues
We do not want to put the cart before the horse. A plan to conserve wet water, or to equitably distribute water is impossible until you have accurate field histories and measurements. Otherwise you are simply guessing or assuming. The recommendation should be that IID get its field and delivery data accurate, let everyone review them to correct any errors (there are always errors, no matter how good a system or staff may be), and then create a plan based on accurate and reliable data. Of course, IID should have worked on this years ago, before it considered the QSA or any other water transfer, but better late than never.
Given IID's repeated refusal to work with farmers, or even on its own, to develop a solution to the measurement issue, the Imperial Group is consulting with its own engineers to develop a means to solve the problem of inaccurate measurement.