Clock is ticking on dreams of saving Salton Sea with water from Mexico’s Sea of Cortez
Coachella Valley-based architect Nikola Lakic knows how to fix the withering Salton Sea. Or, at least he says he does. Lakic believes it’s possible to import water from Mexico’s Sea of Cortez — or, perhaps, from the Pacific Ocean off the California coast — through a multi-billion-dollar system of pipes. He would construct mangrove habitat for natural water filtration, send desalinated water to geothermal plants and, amid all this, restore California’s largest lake. … Lakic is the author of one of 11 formal proposals for a “sea-to-sea” solution that the state of California is currently evaluating.
- USA Today: How to save the Salton Sea: Proposal to import seawater across California desert is biggest since Hoover Dam
- Desert Sun: Opinion — The Salton Sea, Long A Disaster, Is On The Brink Of A Major Collapse, by Frank Ruiz, director of Audubon California’s Salton Sea Program.