Salton Sea

As a member of the Governor’s Salton Sea Task Force, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) regularly monitorsand assesses progress on the implementation of the Task Force's Salton Sea Management Program. This web page provides information about State Water Board activities related to this matter.

For more information about the Salton Sea Management Program, please visit this website: http://resources.ca.gov/salton-sea/

For more information about the Colorado River Regional Water Quality Control Board's activities regarding water quality in and around the Salton Sea, please visit this website: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/coloradoriver/water_issues/programs/salton_sea/

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November 7, 2017 Public Hearing and Meeting to Adopt a Proposed Order Revising State Water Board Order WRO 2002-0013

On November 7, 2017, the State Water Board adopted an Order Revising State Water Board Order WRO 2002-0013 after holding a public hearing at its regularly scheduled meeting

September 7, 2017 Workshop on the Salton Sea Management Program and Draft Stipulated Order for Future Action by the State Water Board

The State Water Board will hold a public workshop to receive information and solicit public input regarding the Salton Sea Management Program and Draft Stipulated Order for Future Action by the Board at its regularly scheduled meeting.

November 15, 2016 Workshop for an Update Regarding the Status of the Salton Sea Management Program

The State Water Board will hold a public workshop during a regularly scheduled State Water Board meeting on November 15, 2016 to receive information and solicit public input regarding the status of the Salton Sea Management Program.

August 16, 2016 Informational Item Regarding the Status of the Salton Sea Management Program

At its regularly scheduled meeting on August 16, 2016, the State Water Board will hear an informational item consisting of an update on the Salton Sea Management Program from Bruce Wilcox, Assistant Secretary for Salton Sea Policy, California Natural Resources Agency.

April 19, 2016 Workshop for an Update Regarding the Status of the Salton Sea Management Program

The State Water Board will hold a public workshop at their regularly scheduled Board Meeting on April 19, 2016 to receive information and solicit public input regarding the status of the Salton Sea Management Program.

January 5, 2016 Workshop for an Update Regarding the Status of Agency Actions by the Salton Sea Task Force

The State Water Board will hold a public workshop at their regularly scheduled Board Meeting on January 5, 2016 to receive an update from four agencies and received input from the public regarding the status of agency actions identified by the Salton Sea Task Force.

March 18, 2015 Workshop for Solicitation of Comments Regarding the Status of the Salton Sea and Revised Order WRO 2002-0013

The State Water Board will hold a public workshop on March 18, 2015 to receive information and solicit public input regarding the provisions of the State Water Board's decision relating to the Salton Sea and whether the State Water Board should take further actions to address the Salton Sea's future.

2014 Petition of Imperial Irrigation District for Modification of Revised Order WRO 2002-0013

On November 18, 2014, Imperial Irrigation District submitted a petition for modification of Revised Order WRO 2002-0013.

The State Water Board has received the following letters concerning the Petition of the Imperial Irrigation District:

2002 Order Approving the Long-Term Transfer of Water from Imperial Irrigation District

On October 28, 2002, the State Water Board issued Order WRO 2002-0013. On December 20, 2002, the State Water Board revised Order WRO 2002-0013 with the issuance of Order WRO 2002-0016. Revised Order WRO 2002-0013 approved the long-term transfer of up to 300,000 acre-feet of water per year authorized for diversion and use from the Colorado River under Imperial Irrigation District's water right permit 7643 as follows: (1) 200,000 acre-feet of water per year from Imperial Irrigation District to San Diego County Water Authority; and (2) 100,000 acre-feet of water per year from Imperial Irrigation District to Coachella Valley Water District and Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The approved transfer was for a term of 45 years with an optional 30-year renewal period, for a total of 75 years.

  • Order WRO 2002-0016
    Order Denying Reconsideration of and Modifying Water Rights Order 2002-0013
  • Order WRO 2002-0013 (revised)
    In the Matter Imperial Irrigation District's (IID) and San Diego County Water Authority's (SDWCA) Amended Joint Petition for Approval of a Long-term Transfer of Conserved Water From IID and SDCWA, and to Change the Point of Diversion, Place of Use, and Purpose of Use under Permit 7643 issued on Application 7482 of Imperial Irrigation District.
  • Order WRO 2002-0013 (superceded)
    For background information concerning the proceedings related to these orders, please visit the Imperial Irrigation District - Long Term Transfer web page.

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