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'Looming environmental crisis' at Salton Sea prompts plea for help
'Looming environmental crisis' at Salton Sea prompts plea for help

The Imperial Irrigation District has sent a plea to a state water board to help avert a "looming environmental and public health crisis" at the Salton Sea. In a letter this week to officials at the State Water Resources Control Board, the irrigation district asked that the board sponsor negotiations to get the state to fulfill its obligation to stop the deterioration of the sea caused by the sale of Imperial Valley water to San Diego County. After a six-month negotiation period, the irrigation district wants the control board "to condition water [sales] on the state satisfying its unmet restoration obligation at the Salton Sea." The State Water Resources Control...

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