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Salton Sea

  • State of the Salton Sea – A Science and Monitoring Meeting of Scientists for the Salton Sea

    Published: January 19, 2017 Authors: Douglas A. Barnum, Timothy Bradley, Michael Cohen, Bruce Wilcox, and Gregor Yanega Pages: 32 The Salton Sea (Sea) is an ecosystem facing large systemic changes in the near future....»

  • Salton Sea Import/Export Plans

    California’s Salton Sea fast approaches a tipping point, driven by declining inflows and the continued absence of mitigation or restoration projects. Salton Sea import/export plans, often known as “Sea-to-Sea” plans, have been proposed and...»

  • Insights into Proposition 1: The 2014 California Water Bond

    With the state facing serious and deepening water challenges, voters on November 4th will be asked whether to approve Proposition 1, the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014. The ballot measure...»

  • Hazard’s Toll: The Costs of Inaction at the Salton Sea

    The declining Salton Sea will impose massive public health and environmental costs on local residents and Californians generally, as described in the Pacific Institute report Hazard’s Toll. The continued failure to protect and preserve...»

  • SB 51 — SUPPORT

    Dear Governor Schwarzenegger:On behalf of the following undersigned organizations representing environmental, hunting and fishing interests, we write to respectfully urge you to sign SB 51 (Ducheny). This important legislation sets forth the implementing structure...»

  • State Not Meeting Salton Sea Responsibilities

    The Legislature and much of California remain locked in a fight over the future of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Not so long ago, there was a similar fight over California's other major water...»

  • Save the Salton Sea

    The public health and ecological crises developing around southeastern California's long-neglected Salton Sea are finally getting legislative attention.

  • The Best Plan for the Salton Sea is Yet to Come

    Right in the middle of one of the driest deserts in North America lies California’s largest lake, the little-known and oft-maligned Salton Sea. The Sea and its environs are one of the most...»

  • Salton Sea – A Time for Action

    The Salton Sea lies 470 miles southeast of San Francisco, a vast, cursed salt lake far from the minds of most in the Bay Area. Part of the Salton Sea's curse is that it...»

  • Restoration of the Salton Sea Summary Report

    We submit these comments on Reclamation’s Restoration of the Salton Sea Summary Report on behalf of the Pacific Institute and the Sierra Club. Our groups have been working actively to identify and implement a...»

  • Salton Sea Early Start Habitat

    As members of the Salton Sea Advisory Committee and as representatives of AudubonCalifornia, California Outdoor Heritage Alliance, Defenders of Wildlife, Pacific Institute, and Sierra Club, organizations with nearly 400,000 members in California, we write...»

  • Hazard: The Future of the Salton Sea with No Restoration Project

    The Salton Sea is shrinking, and without a restoration project it will transform from California’s largest lake into an economic, health, and environmental hazard. The Sea’s 75-year crash-course is detailed in a report by...»

  • IWMP Evaluation: A Review of the Salton Sea Authority’s Preferred Project Concept for Rehabilitating the Salton Sea

    Published: March 26, 2005 Author: Michael Cohen Pages: 50 This report, compiled and edited by the Pacific Institute under contract to the Bureau of Reclamation, presents the conclusions generated by an experts workshop that evaluated a proposal...»

  • Fact Sheet on the Proposed Imperial Valley-San Diego Water Transfer

    On December 9, 2002 the Imperial Valley Irrigation district voted not to transfer water to San Diego as outlined in the Hertzberg negotiated settlement. This means that the proposed Quantification Settlement Agreement (QSA) will not go forward....»

  • Salton Sea Proposal

    Published: October 24, 2001 Author: The Pacific Institute A Proposal to Preserve and Enhance Habitat at the Salton Sea Submitted by the Pacific Institute OVERVIEW Recent discussions and legislative efforts at the state and...»

  • Comments on the Salton Sea Restoration Project

    Comments on the Salton Sea Restoration Project and the Salton Sea Restoration Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement Environmental Impact Report Overview On May 15, 2000, the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and...»

  • Haven or Hazard: The Ecology and Future of the Salton Sea

    Published: February 1999 Authors: Michael Cohen, Jason Morrison, Edward Glenn Pages: 78 California’s Salton Sea is a fertile oasis in the hostile desert of south-eastern California. It has been adopted by millions of birds...»