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Accidentally Creating A Sea

Accidentally Creating A Sea
The Salton Sea is the largest body of water in California. It was created when an engineering accident forced water from the Colorado river into one of the hottest basins in the US. A town thrived, for a while, but now it looks like a scene from Fallout3.

At first it was thought that the 350 square mile wetlands were an unintentionally created oasis and the town thrived. Resorts were opened, real estate development boomed, and marinas operated at capacity... then the forces of nature decided to reclaim these badlands, leaving behind the twisted remains of civilization.

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Posted by Tibor on May 24, 2011
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Posted by Tibor on May 24, 2011 at 12:08 pm
In addition, in 2003 a historic water deal transferred a huge gulp of Colorado River water from the farms of the Imperial Valley, which feed the Salton Sea, to the sprawling office parks and developments of the old mission town. The transfer did cut inflows to the Salton Sea by 20 percent, water the shallow lake desperately needs to keep from shrinking into a hypersaline mud puddle, devoid of little more than microbial life.
Posted by nova on May 25, 2011 at 9:23 am
Thanks for the update Tibor!
Posted by spock on May 25, 2011 at 7:50 pm
The errors of man are literally reshaping our world.
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