The panel discussion we hosted at UC Riverside highlighted the growing effort to coordinate local, state, and federal entities in an attempt to save the Salton Sea. However, it also highlighted some of the glaring reasons that efforts to manage the Sea have consistently come up short. The Salton Sea has long suffered from dual problems:
Month: February 2016
As we have discussed before, the majority of Colorado River water distributed to California is allocated for agriculture. The Coachella Valley next to the Salton Sea represents one of the most productive agricultural regions in California and it is there where the majority of the water goes, with about 280,000 acre-feet of Colorado River water
A summary of this panel is available in our recent post, Discussing the Future of the Salton Sea.
Last Thursday the NSF WaterSENSE IGERT program, UC Riverside School of Public Policy and Salton Sea Sense had the distinct pleasure of hosting a panel discussion consisting of: Valerie Simon, Salton Sea Program Manager of the Lower Colorado Region of the US Bureau of Reclamation Bruce Wilcox, Assistant Secretary of Salton Sea Policy in the