(Local initiative picks up support)…It is the Salton Sea Restoration initiative.
It was developed by the Imperial Irrigation District. Imperial County approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the IID to support the initiative. The basic idea is to use renewable energy development on exposed playa of the receding Salton Sea shoreline to help pay for the restoration of a smaller sea. County Supervisor Jack Terrazas said Tuesday that the State of California Association of Governments recently endorsed the initiative. The initiative was recently presented in a special workshop to legislators in Washington D.C. The Interior Department supported the initiative.