To Save Salton Sea, Inland Water District Delays 7-State Colorado River Water Pact

Feb 6, 2019

Dead tilapia float in the Salton Sea near Salton Sea Beach, California, in January 2011. Erosion and high toxicity levels from farm runoff has left the Salton Sea increasingly contaminated, causing massive fish die-offs, and lake-side towns to become all but deserted.
Credit Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA

One of California's critical water sources, the Colorado River, is fast approaching a crisis.  As we reported last week, the hope is that seven states on the river can agree to share water.  But a Friday deadline passed without a completed deal, and now the federal government is ratcheting up the pressure.  KQED"s Lauren Sommer filed this story for The California Report.