04 july 2022

last week i learned about the salton sea, "the biggest environmental disaster in California history." it's a manmade lake that became a resort destination (complete with hotels and yacht clubs!) in CA during the 1950s and 1960s. But the water became salinated and contaminated with agricultural runoff and desert salt deposits. 97% of the fish died. Bombay Beach became a ghost town, although some communities survive to this day.