Latest Western Water Examines State’s Effort to Preserve Salton Sea, California’s Largest Lake
Dust suppression, habitat are key elements in long-term plan to aid sea, whose ills have been a sore point in Colorado River management
The Salton Sea in California’s far southeast corner has challenged policymakers and local agencies alike to save the desert lake – a vital stopover for migrating birds – from becoming a fetid, hyper-saline water body inhospitable to wildlife and surrounded by clouds of lung-choking dust.
The state of California, long derided for its failure to act in the past, says it is now moving full-bore to address the sea’s problems, with ambitious plans for wildlife habitat expansion and dust suppression.
latest article in Western Water examines the
state’s efforts, the longstanding concerns of people living and
working around the Salton Sea and how those concerns are
affecting Colorado River management.
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