Major Restoration Project at the Salton Sea to Move Forward

This recent photograph of the Salton Sea depicts a section of the southern shore with geothermal plants visible in the distance. The month of May brought positive developments that will allow the State’s Species Conservation Habitat project, a nearly 4,000-acre project, to move forward.

When the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) last met to discuss the status of the Salton Sea Management Program (SSMP), Chairman E. Joaquin Esquivel called upon the State to resolve issues causing delays in the State’s lead project at the sea—Species Conservation Habitat (SCH). If you follow Salton Sea issues, then you undoubtedly know that the State did, in fact, reach resolution on several of these issues in May, meaning the State can move forward with a design-build plan for constructing SCH. In this regard, the hope is that the general public will see some movement toward restoration efforts at the sea. Development of the

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