Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. tells News Channel 3 exclusively that his office has sent letters to Fish and Wildlife Service and Imperial Irrigation District in regards to the Red Hill Bay Project at the Salton Sea.
The joint effort between IID and FWS broke ground in 2015, but has yet to be completed.
It was designed to create over 600 acres of shallow saline ponds by mixing water from the Salton Sea and the Alamo River. These new ponds would faciliate a new habitat for birds, while also preventing dust from emerging into the air.
Congressman Ruiz's office is pressing for accountability, giving those agencies one month to answer a series of questions on progress
Read the Full Letters Below:
You can learn more about the project and the reason as to why it has been delayed in part 3 of morning anchor Angela Chen's "Troubled Waters: The Salton Sea Project"