Pictured is a portion of a ground roughening dust suppression project implemented by the Imperial Irrigation District (IID) at the Salton Sea on the sea’s southern end. To date, IID, working as part of the Quantification Settlement Agreement Joint Powers Authority made of up IID, the San Diego County Water Authority, Coachella Valley Water District and the state, has implemented some 2,000 acres of projects on exposed playa with another 7,000 acres in planning phases. Meanwhile, the California Natural Resources Agency is taking steps to implement its Salton Sea Management Plan (SSMP), a phased approach to restoration at the sea. On Aug. 19, the State Water Resources Control Board held a virtual workshop to receive an update on the SSMP.
The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) voiced support during a workshop held Aug. 19 for the most recent steps taken by the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) to implement Read More
Imperial County Agricultural Commissioner Carlos Ortiz (right) delivers face mask to an agricultural company in the Imperial Valley. Since May, the County Ag Commissioner’s Office has led the distribution of more than half a million masks to the ag community as part of a coordinated statewide effort.
Photo Courtesy of Imperial County
With agriculture recognized as an essential service, the Imperial County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office has taken the lead in distributing more than half a million face masks to all sectors of the agricultural industry in the Valley since May and the efforts to provide the masks are continuing.
was a positive result of the state understanding our need,” said Imperial
County Agricultural Commissioner Carlos Ortiz. “They heard us.”
distribution of face masks to the ag community was part of a joint statewide
effort of the California Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers Association
together with the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the
Department Read More