12/23/16 – To solve the West’s water problems, California needs to solve the Salton Sea

The Sacramento Bee, 12-23-16 

Once dreamed of as a Riviera, the Salton Sea has become a decaying, smelly mess largely written off by the state of California. But in the West’s deeply interconnected water system, a decision to accept the Salton Sea’s decline risks not only the resilience of California’s water supplies, but those of 36 million residents of the United States and Mexico.