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"Pilot Project Particle Adsorption Selenium" 
Species Conservation Habitat Wetlands Restoration Project - Salton Sea

Species Conservation Habitat
The SCH Project area encompasses 3,770 acres of exposed playa at the mouth of the New River, at the southwest end of the Salton Sea (Figure 1-1). The initial implementation phase will construct and operate two ponds (320-acres each, designated East Pond and West Pond) to create a total of 640 acres of saline pond habitat in the East New River section of the Project area.  Each pond will have its own water supply infrastructure that can be operated independently, to allow manipulation of hydrologic parameters such as salinity and residence time as experimental “treatments” (Williams and Brown 2012). The SCH Project will test different operating regimes (varying salinity and residence time) between the ponds and monitor physical and biological outcomes during the first 10 years.
Selenium and Freshwater Habitats. Selenium data suggests that there is a slight difference between the selenium levels in the south end of the Sea and those in the New River.