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Salton Sea Restoration Falls Short of Early Goals in California

Oct. 16, 2018, 10:34 PM

The Salton Sea is shrinking, and plans to restore California’s largest lake aren’t on track.

The lake is important to agricultural interests and serves as a stopping-off point for migratory birds.

A state-issued, 10-year restoration plan devised last year won’t restore 500 acres along the 35 mile-long and 15 mile-wide lake in Southern California this year, missing an initial goal, said Bruce Wilcox, the California Natural Resources Agency’s assistant secretary for Salton Sea policy.

“We’re not going to make the goal right now,” Wilcox told the State Water Resources Control Board Oct. 16. “We are behind.”

The causes? ...