Sunday, February 26, 2017

Salton Sea is dying...or is it?

Palm Springs RV Resort
Palm Desert,California

On Thursday we decided to take a drive to Anza Borrego State Park, stopping at Salton Sea on our way. We have been there a couple times before over the years, so it would be interesting to see it again and to see if it has continued to deteriorate. 

Although we were not in the same area as we had been in five years ago, it seems that the decay continues. The smell of rotting fish permeates the area. The sea is so saline now that not even fish can survive.

There are people living on it's shores, but in great poverty. Sad to think that this used to be a playground for the rich and famous.

People are actually living in these structures.

One of the few really nice homes in the area.

Nice beaches

Canals were built presumably for a community that was never built.

The end of the road

Maybe at least, the fishing is good.
We did see some signs of development. Plots of land for sale and some new roads being built. I came across this article which really makes me wonder if the families who are moving into the area know about this toxic hazard. Time will tell.

1 comment:

  1. It is sad to see how the Salton Sea has been going down hill hard to believe that it can be revived.