The damage to the Salton Sea is going to be the loss of water that dumps in the sea, whether by conservation or fallowing.
I now read that our governor is in favor of fallowing as to not anger the environentalists. The governor, it seems, doesn't give a darn about our Imperial Valleys residents or the environmentalists. The larger population of San Diego that can get him more votes might be a strong incentive.
Environmentalists lose credibility when damage to the Colorado River from Parker Dam to Imperial Dam is not mentioned. That part of the river is going to lose water as well.
Environmentalists are in favor of fallowing as a conservation method to save water (this is an oxymoron if I ever heard one). Any water conservation will be pumped to the Metropolitan Water District from Parker Dam and then to San Diego.