Coachella Valley Water District Post Office Box 1058 • Coachella • California • 92236 Telephone: (760) 398-2651 • Fax: (760) 398-3711 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Website: http://www.cvwd.org Board of Directors Peter Nelson, President News Release Patricia “Corky” A. Larson, Vice President Contacts John “Jack” W. McFadden Dennis Mahr, email@example.com, Ext. 2352 Tellis Codekas Jack Porrelli, firstname.lastname@example.org, Ext. 2355 Russell Kitahara Heather Boling, email@example.com, Ext. 2353 Administration News Release Archives Steve Robbins, General Manager-Chief Engineer http://www.cvwd.org/pressrel.htm April 27, 2006 Breach in Coachella Canal Releases Water There were no injuries and property damage was limited to minor erosion earlier today when a breach in the Coachella Canal allowed irrigation water to flow southward into a wash and onto some private property in the Salton Sea community of North Shore, near Avenue 72. The breach occurred shortly after 4 p.m. and was attributed to construction associated with the replacement of still-earthen portions of the canal with a parallel, concrete-lined waterway. Construction crews worked quickly to repair the breach and Coachella Valley Water District personnel responded to the area immediately. The amount of water lost as a result of the incident was not immediately known. The breach did not prevent the district from filling orders for irrigation water today, and it is not expected that there will be any problems in meeting the irrigation needs of growers or others who rely on the canal for water Friday. The Coachella Valley Water District is a public agency, established by voters in 1918, that provides irrigation water and agricultural drainage, domestic water, wastewater treatment and recycled water, regional stormwater protection, groundwater management and water conservation across an area of 1,000 square miles, primarily in Riverside County but also in portions of Imperial and San Diego counties.
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