State of California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Construction Management Services
In 2018, local agencies declared an emergency and, in coordination with the State, funded and developed the Salton Sea Management Program, which is a 10-year plan to develop a suitable environmental habitat for maintaining aquatic and avian wildlife and to minimize fine particle dust emissions from the exposed playa due to accelerated evaporation of the Salton Sea relative to water inflow.
This project is the first design-build project for the Salton Sea program. This $206.5M project includes the creation of 4100 acres of habitat ponds and wetlands for migratory birds and fish on the southern shore of the Salton Sea east and west of the New River Delta. MWH is the CMS provider for the DWR Salton Sea Species Conservation Habitat Project.