For over 50 years, departments of the universities have "waxed fat" studying the Salton Sea. In each case the main recommendation of their respective projects was:
— There needs to be another study.
Even with the advent of the Salton Sea Authority, the study of the sea continued in basically the same disjointed, incremental and muddling-through manner.
More importantly, no basic planning project was initiated. A "myriad of studies" is a far cry from a plan for the Salton Sea. The plan for the Salton Sea should be the basis for making requests.
For example, the planning process for the Salton Sea should recognize the shallow areas at the north and south ends of the sea as real losers, i.e.