(State Report says nothing new)….It does, however, confirm what the IID has been saying all along.
The State Auditor released the report on Salton Sea Restoration Fund. The report was released Thursday. It confirms the State is liable for mitigation of the Salton Sea as a result of the Quantification Settlement Agreement. That liability kicks in once the $133 million environmental mitigation agreed to by stakeholders of the QSA is exhausted. The report confirms the state has not determined a mitigation cost under the QSA, and that the QSA reduces inflows to the Salton Sea. The report recommends the legislature require a recently funded feasibility study analyze the extent restoration activities could lessen the state’s burden under the QSA.