In its heyday, The Salton Sea was considered the Lake Tahoe of Southern California, a glamorous destination for vacations. But today, it has a reputation for being something of a toxic wasteland.
For years, politicians have debated how to restore what is really California's largest lake. In his last budget, President Obama put aside $200,000 for an environmental study on how to restore it. This morning, state and federal officials are meeting at the Salton Sea to determine what the best restoration plan might be.
For more on that we're joined by KPCC's environmental reporter Molly Peterson.