Blog | September 13, 2019

Salton Sea +20

After decades of false starts and false hopes, progress might finally be within reach for California’s Salton Sea – the state’s largest and most maligned lake. California’s governor and natural resources secretary have demonstrated the commitment and political will needed to construct actual, on-the-ground habitat and dust control projects.

Publication | July 10, 2019

When the River Meets the Sea

This presentation on the Salton Sea presented by Michael Cohen at the 2019 GWC Summer Conference covers progress at the sea, the Colorado River and the sea, new bargains, and potential solutions.

Publication | January 1, 2019

Comment Letter on the Proposed North Lake Project at the Salton Sea

This comment letter sent to Phil Rosentrater, Executive Director of the Salton Sea Authority, on behalf of Alianza Coachella Valley, Audubon California, Defenders of Wildlife, Environmental Defense Fund, Kounkuey Design Initiative, the Pacific Institute, and Sierra Club California discusses the proposed North Lake Project at the Salton Sea.

Blog | March 18, 2013

Salton Sea

Since 2005, the surface elevation of the Sea has fallen by about a half foot per year, exposing thousands of acres of former lakebed to the desert’s blowing winds. Salinity at the Sea now exceeds 50 g/L – a third saltier than the ocean. And salinity continues to rise. Legislation enabling the 2003 water transfer agreement required the state to develop a restoration plan.

Publication | September 10, 2010

Support for SB 51

This letter to Cailfornia Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger from the Pacific Institute, Defenders of Wildlife, Audubon California, Sierra Club California, the California Outdoor Heritage Alliance, and the Planning and Conservation League expresses support for SB 51.

Publication | October 10, 2009

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 source, the Colorado River...