2020 Annual Report on the Salton Sea Management Program

California Natural Resources Agency | February 21st, 2020


Improving air quality and creating habitat at the Salton Sea are key priorities for Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Natural Resources Agency. The Sea’s continu

Averting disaster: Action now for the Salton Sea

Little Hoover Commission | September 1st, 2015


The Salton Sea is shrinking. Currently the state’s largest inland body of water, as it dries up, the Sea poses a substantial threat to public health and the environment

Basis of Design Report - Species Conservation Habitat

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | April 14th, 2014


The Species Conservation Habitat (SCH) project provides shallow water habitat to support fish and wildlife dependent upon the Salton Sea that is being lost due to

California Natural Resources Agency 2019 Annual Report on the Salton Sea Management Program

California Natural Resources Agency | March 1st, 2019


On November 7, 2017, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted an order accepting an agreement defining the state’s commitment to stabilize and manage the Salton

Effectiveness and Impacts of Dust Control Measures for Owens Lake

National Academy of Sciences/National Academies Press (NAP) | March 3rd, 2020


During the 20th century, the city of Los Angeles diverted surface water flowing into Owens Lake for water supply, transforming the large, closed-basin, saline lake into

Hazard: The Future of the Salton Sea With No Restoration Project

Pacific Institute | May 1st, 2006


The Salton Sea lies on the brink of catastrophic change. The amount of water flowing into the Sea in the next twenty years will decrease by more than 40%, causing

Lake Lazarus: the strange rebirth of a Californian ecosystem

Nature | November 12th, 2018


At the start of the twentieth century, Owens Lake in southern California was one of the largest inland bodies of water in the United States. By the mid-1920s, it was gone

Overview of Management and Restoration Activities in the Salton Sea

Congressional Research Service (CRS) | November 24th, 2013


Efforts to restore the Salton Sea ecosystem have been discussed and initiated through state and federal actions. Several studies by state and federal agencies have provid

Report on Salton Sea Projects

California Natural Resources Agency | April 8th, 2016


Formed in 1905 when Colorado River flood waters breached an irrigation diversion structure and caused the river to temporarily flow into the then-dry Salton Sink, today

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