AGREEMENT FOR ACQUISITION OF WATER BETWEEN
COACHELLA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT AND THE
METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICT OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
THIS AGREEMENT FOR ACQUISITION OF WATER (“Agreement”) is made and
entered into this ___ day of December, 2002, by and between THE METROPOLITAN WATER
DISTRICT OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ("MWD"), a California metropolitan water district,
and COACHELLA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT ("CVWD"), a California county water
district, each of which is at times referred to individually as "Party" and which are at times
collectively referred to as "Parties."
R E C I T A L S:
IID is an irrigation district organized under the California Irrigation District Law,
codified at §§ 20500 et seq. of the California Water Code, and delivers Colorado River water in
Imperial County, California for irrigation and potable purposes.
MWD is a metropolitan water district organized under the California Metropolitan
Water District Act, § 109-1 of the Appendix to the California Water Code, and delivers Colorado
River water in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura,
Counties, California for domestic and irrigation purposes.
CVWD is a county water district organized under the California County Water
District Law, codified at §§ 30000 et seq. of the California Water Code, and delivers Colorado
River water in Riverside County, California for irrigation and potable purposes.
This Agreement is one of several agreements executed and delivered as of the
date hereof by the Parties and by other agencies, including IID, pursuant to the Quantification
Settlement Agreement among the Parties and IID dated as of December____, 2002 (the “QSA”),
which settles a variety of long-standing disputes regarding the priority, use and transfer of
Colorado River water and establishes the terms for the further distribution of Colorado River
water among these entities for up to seventy-five years based upon the water budgets set forth
The QSA provides, in part, that cert