The QSA JPA is Continuing A Robust Environmental Mitigation Program—As It Has Always Done

This image shows surface roughening that has been done on the southeast corner of the Salton Sea as part of the efforts of the environmental and air quality mitigation program led by Quantification Settlement Agreement Joint Powers Authority. The QSA JPA, since its establishment in 2003, has continued to meet its commitment to the Imperial Valley and specifically the Salton Sea.

When the Quantification Settlement Agreement (QSA) was signed in 2003, it was designed to help California manage its use of the Colorado River and in doing so bring a level of peace among the Basin States that depend on the river. A key component of this historic agreement has been mitigating impacts of the water transfers that are the cornerstone of the QSA. With the environmental effort ongoing, it is worth delving into what that work has entailed from the start of the QSA to where it is today.

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San Diego County Water Authority Launches Newsletter on Regional Conveyance System Study

Above is an image from a newsletter the San Diego County Water Authority is launching today to keep stakeholders updated on the Regional Conveyance System Study, which looks at the feasibility of a direct aqueduct to transport QSA supplies from the Imperial Valley to San Diego County.

To help keep the San Diego region, Imperial Valley and other interested stakeholders informed on the San Diego County Water Authority’s feasibility study of a proposed new aqueduct to transport 280,000 acre-feet of Quantification Settlement Agreement supplies (QSA), the Water Authority has launched a newsletter with the latest updates on the study. Today, the readers of this blog (Imperial-San Diego Currents), which is published by the Water Authority, will be receiving the first publication of the newsletter. Look for it in your emails.

For background, the 280,000-acre feet of QSA supplies includes the water transfer agreement between the Water Authority and Imperial Irrigation

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New Year Brings Important Milestones and Developments; Represents an Opportunity to Forge a Positive Path Forward

An image of the All-American Canal in the Imperial Valley taken at sunrise.

This new year is a critical one in several ways, bringing with it challenges but also opportunities to determine a path forward when it comes to protecting water supplies for both the needs of today and generations to come. As 2021 rolls forward, it is worth looking at some of the key milestones this year. As we think about this year and by extension the years to come, it is also important to consider the efforts of current and past generations who have found a way to work through controversy, come together and take steps meant to preserve this essential natural resource so that today we have a foundation to build upon.

One important milestone this year is that the conserved water transfer agreement between the Imperial Irrigation District (IID) and the San Diego County Water

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