Salton Sea Unit

Salton Sea North Shore - Riverside Co.

Northshore of the Salton Sea, Riverside County

The Salton Sea Unit supports the California Natural Resources Agency’s Salton Sea Management Program (SSMP) created by Governor Brown’s Salton Sea Task Force to address the urgent public and ecological health issues resulting from the drying and shrinking of the Salton Sea. The issues include air quality impacts from dust emissions and loss of important wildlife habitat.


While the SSMP is a long-range program, its immediate focus is on the development and implementation of the Phase I: 10-Year Plan. We support the SSMP and the Phase I Plan by providing planning, engineering, and environmental expertise for design and implementation of dust-suppression and habitat projects. The Phase I Plan includes projects that will be completed as early as the end of 2022. Proposition 1 provided $80 million in funding for SSMP implementation.


Map of Salton Sea and Project Locations

Map of current Salton Sea Project locations.

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Contact Information

CA Department of Water Resources
Integrated Regional Water Management
Salton Sea Unit
901 P Street, Room 411-A
Sacramento, CA 95814