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State Lawmakers Tour Salton Sea


Last updated 3/21/2017 at 11:04am

Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia was one of the hosts of a tour of the Salton Sea area for state lawmakers and representatives of state agencies on Thursday, the same day the state released a 10-year management plan for the sea.

The 10-year Salton Sea management plan lays out a timeline for building habitat on exposed playa and for dust suppression projects. The plan is expected to cost $383 million with approximately $300 million of it yet to be funded.

Under a long-standing water transfer agreement the water district in Imperial County, the Imperial Irrigation District, puts mitigation water in the sea. This is going to end at the end of the year, thus speeding up the shrinking of the sea.

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