Salton Sea Task Force

In May 2015, Governor Brown established the Salton Sea Task Force that includes experts from the California Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Agencies, including representatives from the State Water Board. The Task Force has sought input from tribal leaders, federal agencies, local water districts, local leaders and other public and private stakeholders with an interest in the Salton Sea. The Task Force relied on information gathered from these stakeholders to produce its recommendations, which were released on Oct. 9, 2015, and called for:

  • Immediate implementation and further development of a Salton Sea management plan
  • Improve public outreach and local partnership
  • Accelerate project implementation and delivery
  • Meet a short-term (2016-2017) goal of 9,000-12,000 acres of habitat creation and dust suppression projects at the sea
  • Set medium-term (2018-2023) goal of 18,000-25,000 acres of habitat creation and dust suppression projects at the sea Ensure Oversight by Regulatory Agencies
  • Consider opportunities for increasing renewable energy development at and around the Salton Sea

Click here for a complete list of the Task Force’s Oct. 9, 2015 recommendations.