Opinion: San Diego-Imperial Water Deal: 20 Years of Success With Questions Ahead

San Diego has secure water supplies that are the envy of many agencies throughout the western United States.

The key to this was an agreement reached 20 years ago this week with the Imperial Irrigation District to send Colorado River water from that desert farming region to San Diego County.

The nation’s largest agriculture-to-urban water transfer was primarily accomplished through vast payments by San Diego to Imperial Valley farmers to modernize their