4 thoughts on “The Salton Sea – Niland, CA. 91 degrees

  1. Loading onions for Pennsylvania. This is a huge body of water with a heavy salt content akin to the great salt lake in Utah.

  2. Accidentally man-made form an Engineering disaster while attempting to divert the remnants of the Colorado River. Early 20th Century, I think, but I’m not sure if the exact date.
    Touted by Sonny Bono, and other celebrities as an ideal water skiing and fishing resort destination just over the mountains from San Diego back in the 1960s. And it was for a time.
    Now a smelly cesspool form huge fish die offs and algae blooms due to insecticide and fertilizer run off. Dust storms make the East side of the Salto Sea a dangerous, even lethal, place to live as the dried chemicals and salts get airborne and cause pulmonary and neurological problems in addition to a panoply of other symptoms.
    The Southern end of the San Andreas Fault runs right down the middle of it.
    There’s a large geothermal plant and “Yellowstone like” boiling mud pots at the Southern tip.
    A real stable place geologically.
    Interesting place.
    Land is dirt cheap. Literally.
    There’s a great documentary video on the hardy residents who still live there and endure the hazards. It’s worth your time to look it up and watch it.

    1. Also an awesome place to go for a geo thermal spa, many say will add years to your life. There are a couple of establishments that have these spas. They have these types of spas in Aspen, Colorado as well, amongst other places around the country.

      It’s all about the minerals in the water.

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