Imperial Irrigation District votes to conserve water use along the Colorado River

California’s largest user of the Colorado River has voted to conserve water along the system.

The board of directors for the Imperial Irrigation District unanimously voted over the weekend to conserve up to 100,000 acre-feet of water this year.
This came as the group released a $70 million dollar plan to help prevent toxic dust from being kicked up from the drying of the Salton Sea.

This deal is one piece of a broader agreement between Arizona, California, and Nevada to conserve 3 million acre-feet of water through 2026.