Friday Top of the Scroll: Salton Sea restoration projects get historic $72 million boost from feds
Officials gathered in a small metal hangar at the south end of the Salton Sea on Thursday to celebrate $72 million in funding for restoration efforts at the Salton Sea, marking the first major investment by the federal government in restoration efforts at the sea. The $72 million is part of a total of $250 million in funding for the Salton Sea approved as part of the Inflation Reduction Act in 2022. … The historic announcement explicitly links cuts of Colorado River water supply to the rapidly dwindling Salton Sea, something IID officials have sought for years. … [California Natural Resources Secretary Wade] Crowfoot called the funding the first major federal investment at the Salton Sea, after years of state and local officials calling for more federal action on the sea. The federal government is one of the biggest landowners around the sea.
- U.S. Department of the Interior: Biden-Harris Administration announces $72 million from investing in America agenda to restore the Salton Sea
- The Desert Review: IID backs conservation plan, strengthening Colorado River and Salton Sea
- Newsweek: Lake Mead deal to save 100,000 acre-feet of water in Colorado rivers
- Channel 11 – Yuma: New River project to help improve water quality going into the Salton Sea