This agreement was developed by the International Boundary and Water Commission after the 2010 Easter earthquake that damaged Mexico’s canal system.
The Agreement would allow Mexico to store their allotment of Colorado River water in a reservoir upstream. Arizona and Nevada would pay for repairs to the Mexicali Agricultural water system, damaged in the 2010 magnitude 7.2 earthquake. In exchange, the two states would have access to some of the stored water.
The IID participation in the agreement would not provide the District with any benefits or extra water. With a 2-2 vote, a majority was not reached resulting in the IID passing on participation.