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Thursday, April 3, 2014

How did the Salton Sea become one of America’s largest Wastelands? PART I

How did the Salton Sea become one of America’s largest Wastelands? PART I



The Salton Sea is one of the most enigmatic places in the Southwest–an otherworldly lake in the barren, naked desert, sandwiched between the resorts of Palm Springs and the Mexican border.  Its languid surface, at 228 feet below sea level, is only five feet higher than the lowest point in Death Valley.  This former resort region had its heyday during the early 1960’s, when it was a bustling place filled with weekend revelers from the nearby Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas.  For a time, the Sea was a haven for (thousands) of boaters and fishermen.”
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