In this issue I will be dealing with where the money should come from to fund my ideas. The 600,000 acre-feet of water flowing into the Salton Sea through the Alamo River would cost at the top end $200 per acre-foot to clean up the small amount of salt and some of the other elements.
We must remember that the "cleaned" water does not have to be pure. Four hundred thousand feet of it will be flowing into the sea with little or no salt and drastically reduced other pollutants. Any reduction will benefit the sea, and the other 200,000 feet to be pumped to San Diego County Water Authority will be diluted and cleaner than most other Colorado River users' return flow.
Initially we are talking about $120 million per year. So the first thing we look at is all of the entities that currently plan to spend money for getting their water to San Diego, or to save the sea, save the wildlife, save the fish or an EIR.