Efforts to save the Salton Sea from the salt that is choking the life out of it are ongoing but necessary if the sea is to survive. The Salton Sea is an important part of the Valley, and it could continue to have an important role as a source of revenue in the future.
But, if the sea environment dies the sea will benefit no one. That cannot be allowed to happen, which is why we credit the Salton Sea Authority for pilot projects it has been conducting to lower the concentration of salt in the sea.
Recently, the authority announced it was bringing an end to one pilot project, the enhanced evaporation system. As part of the EES, snow-blower devices were placed along the sea. The blowers create a mist that allows the salt to separate from the water. Those with the Salton Sea Authority said at this point they have learned much from the EES pilot project, and it would be too expensive to continue the pilot program at this time.