Salton Sea Projects

This year is a critical year for the Salton Sea. The 15-year water transfer mitigation flows terminate at the end of 2017 that will result in an increase in the amount of exposed Iakebed (“playa”) that when blown by the frequent winds in the area will threaten the public health of the people of lmperial and Riverside counties. Revitalizing the environment and economy of the sea requires an integrated approach to recognizing old problems as potential new solutions, and to delivering multiple benefits with thoughtful strategies that integrate economic opportunity and environmental stability.

Several shot-term and long-term projects are in various stages of development and authorities continue to push for additional funding opportunities to further these and other projects along.