Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

Tide turns

First major project to save Salton Sea breaks ground

The $3.5 million project is centered around Red Hill Bay Marina on the south side of the sea in Calipatria. KESQ Palm Springs

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KESQ Palm Springs & Palm Springs Desert Sun

The Salton Sea is just a few years away from becoming a massive public health and environmental disaster. But if that bleak future doesn't come to pass, the Coachella and Imperial valleys might look back at Nov. 5, 2015, as the day the tide started to turn. A major project is under way to cover 420 acres of exposed shoreline with water.

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Minor improvement in state drought conditions

Palm Springs Desert Sun & Los Angeles Times

Those looking for a silver lining in California's drought got one this week. An early-season storm that blanketed mountains from Northern California to the Central Valley with snow showed tangible results on the state's historic drought, new federal data show.

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Deluge of opposition comments on Delta tunnels

Central Valley Business Journal

The contentiousness of Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed Delta twin tunnels project was on full display during the public comment period, which came to an end Oct. 30, with more than 30,000 comments against the proposal. Roughly 10,000 comments were registered in favor of or neutral to the project.

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