January 30, 2004

Corrections to “Water Transfer Not Enough, Conservation is the Key” January 16, 2004

By Perlita R. Dicochea

All water measurements are in acre-feet, not million acre-feet, with the exceptions of California’s legal allotment of 4.4 million acre-feet of the Colorado River and Mexico’s legal entitlement to 1.4 million acre-feet. Expert reader Robie Susej confirms that the average yearly total flow of the Colorado River is about 15 million acre-feet.

Expert reader Robie Susej confirms that the All-American Canal will not be lined. Instead, a new canal will be constructed which is expected to save 67,700 acre-feet of water.

Antonio Rossmann, Special Counsel to the County of Imperial, confirms that Imperial County’s lawsuits have not been dismissed and are still very much alive.

The name of the Secretary of the Interior is spelled Gale Norton.

The name of the board member of the Imperial Irrigation District is spelled Andy Horne.

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