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The Salton Sea
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Posted By: Phil_Rose, 01-17-2015, 03:07 PM

This was taken at the disaster that is The Salton Sea in Southern California. You can see a lot more of what has happened to this once opulent area here.

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02-02-2015, 09:33 AM   #2
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Don't know about the disaster, but I imagine a ghost having a seat.
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Granted the Salton was an accident, and arguably a disaster, but a salty inlet and then a salty lake existed at that spot long before humans diverted the Colorado, and the present sea is a significant avian wildlife sanctuary, provided it doesn't get too much saltier. If you want a sea where humans have brought about disaster, google ARAL SEA (if you don't know about it already)
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Well, of course I like it!

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Nice :-)

This is a good documentary about it, past and present.

DVD:
http://www.amazon.com/Plagues-Pleasures-Salton-John-Waters/dp/B000S0GYP2/ref...rds=salton+sea

Instant video.
http://www.amazon.com/Plagues-Pleasures-Salton-Sonny-Bono/dp/B00I5B1UIC/ref=...rds=salton+sea
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This looks like a great location to take pictures. and btw this is a nice picture.
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