Salton Sea Management Program

Under the direction of Governor Gavin Newsom, California state agencies are advancing projects at the Salton Sea to improve air quality and provide critical environmental habitat for birds along the Pacific flyway.

Flows into the Salton Sea have declined in recent years, and the result is a shrinking, increasingly saline lake. As the Sea recedes, previously submerged lakebed – known as playa – is being exposed, creating dust that can be hazardous as it dries and becomes airborne.

The California Natural Resources Agency, the California Department of Water Resources and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are focused on implementing the Salton Sea Management Program, a 10-year plan that aims to improve conditions by constructing 30,000 acres of habitat and dust suppression projects around the Sea.

Over the past year, the State Team has worked to significantly improve its capacity to deliver projects at the Sea. Aided by constructive input from community members, local leaders and interested groups, the team continues to work with partners to plot a course that will result in substantial progress on the ground in 2020. The State Team also is working with local leaders and community members to improve transparency, engage community members in project planning and design, and incorporate local input into the state’s decisions where possible.

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Advisory Committees

Advisory Committee Members


Under the leadership of Governor Edmund G Brown Jr., the 2014 California Water Action Plan set forth a vision for California water management that balances statewide water supply security with the protection of public, economic and ecological health. The Salton Sea offers a unique opportunity to preserve these values by leveraging a convergence of support from federal, state, and local stakeholders for a smaller and sustainable sea achieved through the projects outlined in The Phase I: 10-Year Plan.

The 10-year Phase I Plan will guide investments at the Salton Sea to protect public health and ecosystem wealth as the Sea recedes and meet goals set forth by the Governor’s Salton Sea Task Force and the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) executed on August 31, 2016, and amended on January 18, 2017 by the Department of Interior (DOI) and the California Natural Resource Agency (CNRA).

Dust Suppression Planning Meetings

02/25/20 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: City of Westmorland Youth Hall – 218 West 2nd Street – Westmorland, CA 92281

02/26/20 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Bombay Beach Community Center – 9590 Avenue C – Niland, CA 92257

03/04/20 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians Tameka Gym – 66725 Martinez Road – Thermal, CA 92274

2019 Meetings

Engagement Committee Meeting
7/17/19 | 1:00-3:00
Location: Imperial Irrigation District Condit Auditorium
1285 Broadway, El Centro, CA 92243

Water Quality Committee
8/28/19 | Noon-3:00
Location: California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Palm Desert
73720 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 100
Palm Desert, CA

Call in line: 1-888-363-4734
Passcode: 9214962

Workshops & Public Hearings

February 28, 2019 SSMP Community Meeting Brawley Union High School, Brawley, CA

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Meeting Archives

2018 Meetings Archives

Workshops & Public Hearings

November 13, 2018 10-Year Plan Committee & Engagement Committee Coachella
October 31, 2018 Water Quality Committee Palm Desert
October 4, 2018 SSMP Public Workshop El Centro
October 1, 2018 SSMP Public Workshop Coachella
August 29, 2018 Long Range Planning Committee Palm Desert
July 10, 2018 Engagement Committee Palm Desert
June 12, 2018 10-Year Plan Committee Coachella
June 11, 2018 Science Committee Coachella
April 11, 2018 Long Range Planning Committee Palm Desert
March 8, 2018 Salton Sea Public Meeting Coachella
March 1, 2018 Salton Sea Public Meeting El Centro
February 7, 2018 10-Year Plan Committee Coachella
February 6, 2018 Air Quality Committee Imperial
January 30, 2018 Science Committee Coachella
2018 Advisory Committee Meetings TBD

2017 Meetings Archives

Workshops & Public Hearings

Workshops Workshop Materials
Date Community Venue Address Time
6/13/17 Mecca Boys & Girls Club of the Coachella Valley 91391 66th Ave Mecca, CA 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
6/15/17 Salton City West Shores Senior Citizens Club 1375 S. Marina Drive Thermal, CA 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
6/22/17 Brawley Del Rio Community Center 1501 I Street Brawley, CA 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
6/28/17 Bombay Beach Ski Inn 9596 Ave. A Niland, CA 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6/29/17 El Centro IID District Office 1285 Broadway St. El Centro, CA 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
7/6/17 Indio Indio Performing Arts Center (IPAC) 4517 Fargo St. Indio, CA 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
7/12/17 Rancho Mirage Rancho Mirage Public Library 71100 CA-111 Rancho Mirage, CA 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Salton Sea Management Program Committee Meetings
October 4, 2017 Science Committee Coachella
October 4, 2017 All Committee Meeting Coachella
October 3, 2017 Long Range Planning Meeting Palm Desert
June 20, 2017 Public Outreach Committee Palm Desert
June 5, 2017 All Committee Meeting Thermal
May 30, 2017 Public Outreach Committee Palm Desert
April 26, 2017 Long Range Planning Meeting Palm Desert
April 17, 2017 Air Quality Committee Palm Desert
March 29, 2017 Long Range Planning Committee Palm Desert
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

2016 Meetings Archives

Workshops & Public Hearings

August 18, 2016 Salton Sea – Public Workshop CANCELLED
August 11, 2016 Salton Sea – Public Workshop Mecca
August 2, 2016 Salton Sea – Public Workshop Los Angeles
July 28, 2016 Salton Sea – Public Workshop Thermal
July 21, 2016 Salton Sea – Public Workshop Westmorland
July 14, 2016 Salton Sea – Public Workshop Calipatria
July 12, 2016 Salton Sea – Public Workshop Niland
June 30, 2016 Salton Sea – Public Workshop Palm Desert
June 23, 2016 Salton Sea – Public Workshop Irvine
June 16, 2016 Salton Sea – Public Workshop El Centro
June 9, 2016 Salton Sea – Public Workshop Calexico
June 2, 2016 Salton Sea – Public Workshop Palm Springs
May 19, 2016 Salton Sea – Public Workshop Borrego Springs
April 25, 2016 Little Hoover Commission Public Hearing - Salton Sea Progress Update Sacramento
April 19, 2016 State Water Board - Public Workshop Sacramento
April 13, 2016 Community Workshop Eastern Coachella Valley Mecca
April 11, 2016 Salton Sea Management Program Public Meeting / Flyer Brawley

Committee Meetings

September 19, 2016 Public Outreach Committee Palm Desert
September 14, 2016 Project/Environmental Compliance - Joint Meeting Palm Desert
July 21, 2016 Long Range Planning Committee Palm Desert
July 13, 2016 Public Outreach Palm Desert
May 26, 2016 Project Committee Palm Desert
May 25, 2016 Public Outreach Palm Desert
May 20, 2016 Science Advisory Committee Bermuda Dunes
May 2, 2016 Air Quality Committee Imperial
April 27, 2016 Public Outreach Committee Mecca
April 13, 2016 Long Range Planning Committee El Centro
April 4, 2016 Public Outreach Committee Salton City
March 16, 2016 Public Outreach Committee Palm Desert
March 3, 2016 Funding Committee Indio
February 29, 2016 Public Outreach Committee Indio
February 25, 2016 Long Range Planning Committee Palm Desert
February 24, 2016 Long Range Planning Committee El Centro