California has recently established a task force to help manage the ecological situation of the Salton Sea. The state government has earmarked 80 million dollars to help save the water, and Obama approved an additional 30 million from the federal government to suppress the playa and add water to the sea. This is the most significant effort to save the sea in its history of decay.
"The Salton Sea was made through blunders because of human desires, but over time, those actions actually made the large salty lake vital. Hopefully a new course of human intervention for it will arrive in time to sustain our lucky mistake."
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