Governor Gavin Newsom will make a quick visit to Imperial County Monday. 

According to the Governor's office, Newsom will join local leaders and get an update on progress being made towards lithium production. The Imperial Valley is expected to be a significant source of lithium needed for the production of batteries that power vehicles and most electronic devices. Recent developments in technology allows the lithium to be economically extracted from the geothermal brine that is found in the Valley, especially near the Salton Sea.