Landmark Water Pact Marks Its 20th year; Stands as a Model for Collaboration on the River

Imperial Irrigation District General Manager Jamie Asbury delivers opening remarks during a dedication ceremony held October 11 for the Lloyd Allen Water Conservation Operational Reservoir, built east of the city of Calipatria in northern Imperial County. The reservoir, named after the late Lloyd Allen, who served five terms on the IID Board of Directors before his passing in 2006, was built with funding from the 2003 Quantification Settlement Agreement and is the first mid-lateral reservoir IID has built under its system conservation program. The dedication ceremony took place as IID commemorated the QSA’s 20th anniversary.

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the 2003 Quantification Settlement Agreement (QSA), a landmark set of agreements that ushered in a period of peace on the Colorado river through its multi-layered system of benefits to urban and ag water users, the state and federal governments, and ultimately the entire Colorado River

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