From Inkstain: You can’t address the Colorado River Basin’s problems without addressing the Salton Sea

The clip below is from an article written by John Fleck on Inkstain.com and published June 20, 2019. A link to the complete article is at the bottom of the clip. Enjoy!

RED HILL BAY – I couldn’t resist the “abandoned boat ramp” trope when I visited the Salton Sea this week. No amount of channel dredging is going to get you to the Sea at this point. And all that recently exposed shoreline between the old boat ramp where I was standing when I took the picture and the Sea off in the distance represents a source of dangerous dust.

Conserve water on the farms of the Imperial Valley, and you reduce tail water flowing to the Salton Sea, which shrinks when evaporation is greater than inflows. When the wind whips up from the south, this place can be unbearable. We cannot address the Colorado River’s problems without addressing that dust.

Read the complete article here.