Request for Additional Concepts for Water Importation to the Salton Sea

Salton Sea Management Program Update – August 17, 2021

Also: Upcoming Community Meetings Aug. 31 and Sept. 2

The Independent Review Panel tasked with studying the feasibility of importing water to the Salton Sea is offering an opportunity for parties to submit new or updated information by October 12.

The Panel will accept new concepts for water importation that were not submitted in 2018 as well as updates to the 11 concepts previously submitted. For more information visit the new web page for the Panel.

The Panel is inviting all proposers to present their concepts this fall. The optional 30-minute presentations will allow proposers to highlight their concepts and any new information and field questions from the Panel.

New concepts and updates are due October 12.

Questions for the Independent Review Panel and its support team can be submitted via email to: If you submitted a concept in 2018, use this email:

A public meeting is planned for early November where the public will have the opportunity to ask questions or give comments about the project to the Panel. Further details will be available soon.

Upcoming Community Meetings Aug. 31 and Sept. 2

The chair of the Independent Review Panel, Dr. Rominder Suri, will attend the upcoming community meetings, August 31 and September 2. Suri will provide information about the water importation feasibility evaluation.

The meetings provide an opportunity to share experiences, meet new members of the SSMP team, hear more about the process to study the water importation concepts and learn more about the long-range planning process the state is launching.

Afternoon and evening meetings are planned. Spanish interpretation will be provided. The August 31 meeting begins at 2 p.m. The September 2 meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.

Attendees will be able to access the meetings through Zoom, Facebook Live (Spanish only), or call in by telephone (888-278-0296, access code 596019). For more information, visit or email


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