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California's Salton Sea may get $400 million make-over

Sacramento - On Thursday, California Governor Jerry Brown's administration floated a proposal for a plan that would cost taxpayers about $400 million over 10 years to slow the shrinking of the state's largest manmade lake.

California's Salton Sea — A 'looming crisis' years in the making

Around 150 miles east of Los Angeles, in the hot desert of the Imperial and Coachella valleys, lies one of man's biggest ecological disasters. The 375-square mile Salton Sea was an engineering accident, never meant to be, but now its in serious trouble.

Southern California really stinks

Salton City - Something may be rotten in Demark, but it’s worse in Southern California where emergency lines were clogged by callers complaining of foul odors Monday.
 

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Salton Sea  showing separated pools containing high concentrations of algae and bacteria
Salton Sea, showing separated pools containing high concentrations of algae and bacteria
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California s Salton Sea in September 2013.
California's Salton Sea in September 2013.
Tuxyso
1903 Photograph of the [Imperial?] Canal congested with water from the Colorado River after five uns...
1903 Photograph of the [Imperial?] Canal congested with water from the Colorado River after five unsuccessful attempts at channeling the river. This is the break which formed the present Salton Sea.
Charles C. Pierce
Four unfinished and abandoned houses in Salton City  CA on the west shore of Salton Sea.
Four unfinished and abandoned houses in Salton City, CA on the west shore of Salton Sea.
Gentle
Checkerboard fields of the Imperial Valley are fed by waters from the Colorado River. The drainage f...
Checkerboard fields of the Imperial Valley are fed by waters from the Colorado River. The drainage from these fields flows into the Salton Sea, seen in the background. It is now all but dead.
Charles O'Rear, (NARA record: 3403717)

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