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Geothermal development will fund Salton Sea cleanup. Wow.

Salton Sea fish kill

Salton Sea fish kill

This is welcome news. The Salton Sea in California, a huge, dying, saline lake, will get desperately needed funding from geothermal development to help in its restoration. Imperial County and the Imperial Irrigation District signed the deal, ending ten years of fighting.

The Salton Sea is bizarre. It’s in a baking desert, is a major migratory place for birds, and has enormous fish kills due to agricultural waste flowing into it. If they let it die, it would dry up, then toxic dust would blow everywhere. So, it is in the best interest of all parties to save it. And now, they have a workable plan for doing just that. Excellent.

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