Concerned citizens have formed a group to save the Salton Sea.
Hooray for that. The Salton Sea should be saved. It is a wondrous place. There is no place like it on earth. It is a peerless habitat for both local and migratory birds. It is one of the best fishing spots in the world. Yet the Salton Sea suffers from environmental problems and even more, it suffers from ever-increasing levels of salinity, levels that have reached a critical stage.
Something needs to be done, and Save Our Sea II, inspired by a similar group in the 1960s, has the brain power and willpower to get a lot done. The people involved in the group are a powerful, well-connected lot with sincere hopes of saving the Salton Sea.
At the same time any method devised to save the sea seems to put the Imperial Valley in a precarious situation. If the Imperial Valley is to transfer water to San Diego, as the Imperial Irrigation District has agreed to do, yet not damage the sea, it might have to fallow a grand amount of farmland in order to keep an adequate amount of water flowing into the sea to keep it from dying. Fallowing of huge amounts of farmland would devastate our economy.