Salton Sea - Management Program

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Map showing location of Salton Sea in California

The Salton Sea is California’s largest lake. Thirty-five miles long and 15 miles wide, the desert lake extends from the Coachella Valley into the Imperial Valley. Though saltier than the ocean, the Sea supports an abundance of fish, a food source for millions of migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway. Managing the Sea’s natural, agricultural, and municipal water inflows to maximize bird and fish habitat and minimize fine-particle air pollution will allow California to protect regional health, ecological wealth and a stable water supply.

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s Salton Sea Task Force, created in May 2015, has directed agencies to develop a comprehensive management plan for the Sea that will:

  • Meet a short-term goal of 9,000 acres to 12,000 acres of habitat and dust suppression projects, and
  • set a medium-term plan to construct 18,000 acres to 25,000 acres of habitat and dust suppression projects.

These goals will be implemented through the Salton Sea Management Program, which is committed to a transparent process with clearly defined goals and measurable objectives aligned with available fiscal and hydrological resources. Progress made by the program will be overseen by the State Water Resources Control Board and California Air Resources Board.

Advisory Committees:


2017 Meetings

Workshops & Public Hearings

Committee Meetings

March 9, 2017 Public Outreach Committee Palm Desert
January 25, 2017 Long Range Planning Committee Palm Desert
January 5, 2017 Long Range Planning Committee Palm Desert

Meeting Archives

2016



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