Salton Sea and the New Normal

Salton Sea Sense

Last month, Salton Sea Sense had the opportunity to host and hear from Michael Cohen, Senior Research Associate at the Pacific Institute. The Pacific Institute aims to provide science-based leadership and outreach to inform public water policy, and Cohen has been working specifically on the Salton Sea since 1998. He recently published an excellent Institute blog post on the current “fortunes and prospects” at the Sea, which is available here.

In his talk at UC Riverside, Cohen outlined some of the challenges that continue to face the Salton Sea. One of those challenges is the perception of Sea as an “artificial” ecosystem, which we have previously blogged about. Cohen pointed out that the whole of the State of California’s water is part of a managed system that includes man-made aqueducts, reservoirs and pumps. The Salton Sea is an essential part of this system as one of the…

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One thought on “Salton Sea and the New Normal

  1. Very informative,
    thank you. All people interested in good conservative stewardship of our amazing nature should consider the Salton Sea. I am writing to my state legislator and referencing this article. Can’t hurt, could help if enough people take some kind of similar action.

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