Your Aug. 8 editorial, "Don't Let Salton Stop Deal," accurately portrays the situation California faces on Colorado River water, but it should be noted that we have known the deadlines we face for years and have been unable to come to agreement on the details of how to resolve the situation. One of the important details is how the impacts of the proposed water transfer on the Salton Sea will be addressed. Your suggestion that the Salton Sea shouldn't stop the transfer is shortsighted.
Contrary to the premise of your editorial, fallowing of Imperial Valley farmland is not inconsistent with preservation of the Salton Sea. In fact, it may be the only way that water can be transferred without seriously disrupting inflows to the Salton Sea, because a portion of the water saved by fallowing could be transferred and another portion could go to the sea.