The Water Resources Institute (WRI),Picture has developed a special collection of water data archives for the Salton Sea watershed housed at the California State University San Bernardino, Palm Desert Campus (PDC). With strong support from the Salton Sea Authority (SSA), the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, and CSUSB this collection will be maintained in perpetuity by an on-site professional archivist. The collection is modeled on the highly successful WRI Santa Ana Watershed Collection currently housed at the California State University San Bernardino main campus and is used by students and faculty for research as well as by local water agencies, regulators and law firms.

The CSUSB Palm Desert Campus is the only accredited four year, a degree-granting university in the Salton Sea watershed and has contributed substantial resources to developing this special collection based on the SSA records.  This data can be searched through internet map servers which ensure the greatest level of access by stakeholders.  The WRI archivist is tasked with collecting and cataloging data and helping members and stakeholders access and use the data.

The Salton Sea Archives includes a general history of the Salton Sea region, Director Reports, published reports, government reports, SSA meeting minutes, Environmental Impact Statements/Reports, air quality reports, maps, drawings, photos, videos, newspaper clippings, books and more! We are interested in expanding our collection to create a fully accessible library of materials for this unique region to solutions to regional issues.

The WRI Salton Sea Archives is excited to offer this collection and associated services to those interested in the Salton Sea watershed. We look forward to working with you.


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