Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The Salton Sea's future

For many birders around the country, the Salton Sea in inland Southern California is a Mecca. More than 225 feet below sea level, this 365-square-mile body of water in the Pacific Flyway attracts and hosts numerous species.

The water's increasing salinity and the ecosystem's health have long been points of concern. Today, the advisory committee that grew out of the Salton Sea Restoration Act of 2003 are meeting, right now in fact, in Sacramento to select the restoration alternatives. Here is the agenda.


Anonymous Mike said...

You may not have seen it yet, but Jason at Beakspeak recently posted part 1 of a great Salton Sea trip report detailing the amazing diversity there.

Can you please e-mail me, Amy? My old computer is in the shop so I don't have your address!

February 01, 2006 4:42 AM  

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