Two new series of wetlands intended to help clean up water flowing from Wiest Lake and Sunbeam Lake into the Salton Sea are envisioned if a partnership between the county and Desert Wildlife Unlimited Inc. is approved by the county Board of Supervisors and if grant moneys can be obtained.
The board will be asked on Tuesday to approve the partnership and a $636,267.50 state Water Resources Control Board nonpoint source implementation grant request for the projects.
The board meets in open session at 9:30 a.m. at the County Administration Center, 940 W. Main St., El Centro.
The county would have to provide $112,282.50 in matching funds that a staff report states would come from a federal grant the county has. The total would be $748,550.
"The primary objective of the project proposes to treat recreational tailwater from both lakes per wetlands and to divert the reclaimed water into the New and Alamo rivers for discharge into the Salton Sea," the staff report states.