Sunday, January 10, 2010

Lining of All American Canal nearly completed

The Yuma Sun offers an update on the 20-year, $285 million project to 'reline' the All American Canal that runs west of that city.  In fact, as large part of the 23-mile long project is resulting in all new construction. The lining/rebuilding project will prevent more than 67,700 acre feet of water from leaking into the subsurface annually.


  1. If the goal is to lose less water, why not cover it? I would suspect that a huge amount would be lost to evaporation...

  2. Anonymous5:56 PM

    Maybe why we are having so many earthquakes in Imperial and Mexicali valleys is due to lining of the canals. Unprecedented number of quakes since canal lining was completed this year, 2010.
    Logically water should flow southwest. Geothermal plants in Mexico dry the ground and now with no water running underground causing more dryness. Could be affecting the balance.
    M. Martinez/ El Centro resident