Again we have to read and hear the trash and misinformation that a waiting and wanting San Diego County Water Authority puts into this newspaper. The $50 million to distribute among Imperial County is a measly amount and is far from paying for the death of a future Salton Sea disaster.
They make it look like this is big money and a reward for killing the Salton Sea.
If you allow them to kill the Salton Sea, you kill all the hope this county, my county, ever had to expand our economy from the poorest to the richest county of all of California's 58.
Recreation days, as they are called by the California Department of Fish and Game, are a way to determine what state parks, among other entities, use to find out how much money each recreation site or state park bring into local economies.
The Salton Sea until 1986 brought in tremendous amounts of money into both Riverside and Imperial counties. State park Salton Sea sector remembers 555,000 users each year. It outdrew Yosemite National Park. This amount of visitors grew to 1 million when that included the rest of the sea. The rec days then only paid around $32 per day per person. This was a tremendous amount of money to both Riverside and Imperial counties and even to the whole state