Salton Sea et al

For those who have asked about the impact of of this week’s ruling by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Roland Candee as it affects the Salton Sea restoration deal incorporated in the 2003 Quantification Settlement Agreement and Joint Powers Authority funding agreement (QSA JPA), here are some relevant excerpts from the decision. Copious numbered references have been struck for coherence and eyeball-busting acronyms have been decoded. The full text of the decision is available here.

These edited excerpts come from Sections 6 through 9, pages 33 through 43 of the decision.

“Dealing with the Salton Sea appears to the Court to have been the single most significant environmental issue faced in the QSA process. The Salton Sea is California’s largest lake, located north of the Mexican border at the northern end of the Imperial Irrigation District  service area and the southern end of Coachella Valley Water District’s service area.

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Salton Sea in July

THE WEBMASTER of the Water Education Foundation blog Aquafornia today published a delightful photo essay of a visit to Salton Sea in July. To see (do see) click on the arrow.

This post has been updated.