The Salton Sea by Debbie Bentley (Daylight, June 2020) documents the last days of a dying California lake located just south of Palm Springs and north of the Mexican border. The lake was accidentally created in 1905 when the Colorado River breached its levees and flooded into the Salton Sink. For almost two years, an abundance of water from the Colorado River kept pouring into the sink resulting in the creation of California’s largest inland fresh-water lake. The Sea would become an oasis for migrating birds and birders and a sportfishing paradise for anglers. In the 1950s, the Salton Sea was transformed...
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