Plan For Desert Surf Lagoon Near Palm Springs Nixed Amid Criticism Over Drought

A Southern California desert city rejected a proposal for a surf lagoon surrounded by hundreds of homes and hotel rooms after critics argued it's t...

September 30, 2022
3:00 AM

A Southern California desert city rejected a proposal for a surf lagoon surrounded by hundreds of homes and hotel rooms after critics argued it's the wrong project in the midst of a punishing Western drought. The city council in La Quinta, near Palm Springs, voted unanimously on Wednesday against a zoning change that would have permitted construction of the Coral Mountain project, including 600 homes and a hotel with up to 150 rooms. The 12-acre wave basin would have required 18 million gallons of water to fill.

Associated Press