The Salton Sea

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With a bit of time to kill between a friends wedding in San Diego and the first weekend of Coachella, I stopped off at Stone Brewery (best place in Southern California).
 

 
After I filled up a growler with 2 liters of Arrogant Bastard ale it was off to a trip around the Salton Sea… a bizarre inland sea that sits in the middle of the desert. The Sea was created by a flood in 1905, in which water from the Colorado River flowed into the area. It is now fed by delicious agricultural runoff.
 

 

At one point it was developed as a resort destination, but most of the shores have long since been abandoned, giving the whole place an eerie dead feel, reminiscent of a nuclear weapon testing range.
The beaches are littered with the skeletons of fish and shacks that have been desecrated over the years with uncontrolled sea level changes.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written by Cameron Brown

April 16th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

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