Salton Sea

Aerial view of Salton Sea, California.

Report: Southern California’s Salton Sea Region Holds Vast Lithium Reserves

Imperial County, a quiet agricultural region in the Southern California desert, could become the nation’s leading lithium source.

January 2, 2024 - SFGate

The land locked Salton Sea, seen from the air, is surrounded by mountains, desert, and farm land.

Controversial Agreement Yields Funding for Salton Sea Restoration

An unprecedented, but deeply controversial, agreement changes the equation for the Colorado River and the Salton Sea.

November 30, 2022 - Palm Springs Desert Sun

Lake Powell

The Southwest Contends With a Crisis on the Colorado River

With warmer temperatures sapping the flow of water and communities clamoring for higher volumes, the Colorado River needs strict management to continue serving millions of people and farms.

January 4, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

Salton Sea Refuge

Wetlands Bring New Life to the Salton Sea

Southern California’s Salton Sea has long struggled with environmental issues, but wetlands have been springing up and nurturing diverse ecosystems.

January 9, 2020 - Los Angeles Times

Imperial Valley

Editorial Calls for Drastic Actions to Fix the Salton Sea

A Los Angeles Times editorial board sheds light on the ongoing environmental disaster of the Salton Sea in California, and the lack of action by the state to mitigate the worsening impacts.

April 5, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Water SUpply

Las Vegas' Growth Tied to its Dwindling Water Supply

Las Vegas has almost maximized its growth potential given projects for its future water supply—something has to give.

April 4, 2019 - Las Vegas Review-Journal

163:365 - Green Energy

Five Key Energy Bills the California Legislature May Decide this Week

Energy stakeholders in California are watching five important bills to see which go forward with three weeks remaining in the legislative season. One would require the state to generate all electricity from renewable sources by 2045.

August 14, 2018 - The Desert Sun

Salton Sea

California's Plan to Save the Salton Sea

The Salton Sea is drying up, and California is poised to spend $383 million to keep that from happening. At stake are Colorado River water negotiations between California, Arizona, and Nevada.

March 20, 2017 - The Desert Sun

The Strange Saga of the Salton Sea

From it's accidental creation due to an engineering oversight, its heyday in the 1950s as a resort area, to its decline and uncertain future, the unlikely story of the Salton Sea is an important chapter in the "Great American Water Wars".

September 17, 2012 - Wired

New City Planned For Unlikely Corner of California Desert

Travertine City would house 35,000 residents on the shores of the Salton Sea, California's largest - and most unpleasant - body of water. Developers claim that it will be a model of sustainability. "

June 14, 2011 - California Planning & Development Report

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