by William W. Abbott, Abbott & Kindermann, LLP on Jul 31, 2012
Imperial County, Legal Digest, Vol. 27 No. 7, July 2012, Water
In November 2006, the Imperial Irrigation District, based upon a negative declaration, adopted an Equitable Distribution Plan (EDP). The plan was designed to provide for the equitable apportionment of water to users in the event of a supply/demand imbalance. The governing board approved the plan, which provided for a straight-line method of allocation among agricultural users during shortfall periods. Agricultural users were the largest users in the district, with industrial users making up a small percentage of the remainder.