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The Superior Court of California, County of Imperial is a unified Superior Court, served by ten judges, one commissioner, and one referee. The Court employs approximately 131 court staff at 3 locations.
Imperial County, located in the lower desert of Southern California's Imperial Valley was founded in 1907 and was originally a part of San Diego County. Bordered by Mexico to the south, Arizona to the east, Riverside County to the north, and San Diego County to the west, Imperial County is one of the prime agricultural counties in California . The Imperial Valley's life line of water for agriculture and it's residents is fed by the Colorado river via the All American Canal .
The All American Canal was constructed in the 1930's by the United Stated Bureau of Reclamation and has been the sole source of water for Imperial Valley residents and area farmlands since 1942. Imperial County extends over 4,597 square miles, and has a population of approximately 150,000.