February 23, 2024
The All American Canal brings water from the Colorado River to San Diego. Courtesy SDCWA

The San Diego County Water Authority introduced that Sunday marks 20 years since water officers throughout the Southwestern U.S. signed the biggest water conservation-transfer settlement within the nation’s historical past, enabling 20 years of sourcing clear water from the Colorado River.

Generally known as the Colorado River Quantification Settlement Settlement, or QSA, the agreements settled a long time of dispute over Colorado River water.

In October 2003, the San Diego County Water Authority, Coachella Valley Water District, Imperial Irrigation District, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, state of California and U.S. Division of the Inside accomplished a historic set of agreements to preserve and switch Colorado River water.

The QSA offers greater than 30 million acre-feet of conserved water to the San Diego area over the lifetime of the settlement.

The San Diego County Water Authority sits on the QSA Joint Powers Authority, the governing board shaped beneath 2003 QSA-related laws to manage funding of environmental mitigation necessities associated to the QSA water transfers.

Extra details about the QSA-JPA might be discovered at QSAJPA.org.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.