The Salton Sea is the largest inland body of water in California, and easily its most toxic. Once a haven for tourists, fishermen and boaters — in the 1950s it was touted as “the American Riviera” — years of polluted runoff from agricultural and industrial sites, not to mention untold amounts of untreated sewage from Mexico, pumped into the sea via one of America’s dirtiest waterways, the Northward-flowing New River, have turned the Salton into a truly foul place. Read the full text here:

Posted by Fiona Sunday, December 2, 2012

1 Responses to Accidental Bodies of Water The Salton Sea

  1. Anonymous Says:
  2. When I was trucking, I had to pick up a container in that area. Man, I've been to garbage dumps that smelled better.


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