2020 Annual Report on the Salton Sea Management Program

California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) | 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

A Spatial Hedonic Analysis of the Housing Market around a Large, Failing Desert Lake: The Case of the Salton Sea in California

Journal of Environmental Planning and Management (Taylor & Francis) | March 2nd, 2018


Many lakes around the world exhibit acute environmental stress due to water transfers, persistent droughts, and polluted runoff. In addition, falling water levels worsen

At the Great Salt Lake, record salinity and low water imperils millions of birds

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) | September 9th, 2022


Utah’s Great Salt Lake is smaller and saltier than at any time in recorded history. In July, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the world’s third-largest

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 (CNRA) | 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

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

California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) | March 25th, 2024


Significant, measurable progress continued at the Salton Sea (Sea) over the last year. The largest restoration project in the Sea’s history neared completion, suppressi

Effectiveness and Impacts of Dust Control Measures for Owens Lake

National Academy of Sciences (NAS) | 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

Fundamentals of estimating the net benefits of ecosystem preservation: The case of the Salton Sea

Hydrobiologia (Springer) | July 15th, 2008


This article, both theoretical and methodological in nature, argues the potential merits of using a net benefits’ framework as a tool to aid policy-makers in their eff

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

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