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California’s Largest Water Body Shrinking as Goals Remain Unmet

Aug. 19, 2020, 10:49 PM

California still hasn’t met habitat restoration and dust suppression goals for the Salton Sea, the state’s largest lake that has long been plagued by a shrinking coastline, rising salinity numbers, insect infestations, and dying fish populations.

State Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot acknowledged during a workshop Wednesday that “we’re coming from behind,” but said progress is picking up with more collaboration and commitment.

A 10-year management plan released in 2017 called for 30,000 acres of restoration work to happen at the Sea through 2028. The first two years called for a total of 1,800 acres to be restored. Neither of...

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