(Solicitations open for next Fallowing year)….The next Fallowing year is the 2014 calendar year.
The Imperial Irrigation District says they have opened the solicitation period at the payment of $125 per acre-foot. The maximum payment is $750 per acre, depending on water history and other eligibility requirements. Applications will be accepted at the Water Department Manager’s office through September 25th. Information on the fallowing program and the application forms have been mailed to all landowners and tenants. The District says they are also available on the IID website. The District says fields selected to participate in the program will be paid to lie fallow from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014, during which time no water can be delivered to the contracted field.