Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The Salton Sea
The Salton Sea is an interesting inland sea located in Southern California directly on the San Andreas fault. It was formed by flooding from the Colorado River and continues to be fed by agricultural runoff. In the 1950's it became a recreational destination with cities popping up around it's shores like Salton City, Desert Shores, and Bombay Beach. Soon after that boom, the salinity levels of the lake started to increase until the lake is now considerably more salty than the Pacific Ocean. Because of that, many of the species of fish in the lake could no longer survive.
I found a little 6 minute video on the internet that shows scenes from Bombay Beach. Click on the link if you would like to see it.