The Salton Sea is located in southern California, USA, and is the state’s largest body of water. It was created in the early 1900s by waters from the Colorado River that flooded in through a poorly controlled canal system. Although it was created by the hand of humankind, its existence would not have been possible without key elements contributed by geology and mother nature.
The most exciting historical days of the Salton Sea occurred after the surrounding region was developed in the 1950s and 1960s, but because of natural disasters in the 1970s, the sea and surrounding area fell into decline. Today, the sea is only a former shadow of what it once was, with its future in question. But now we know that the Salton Sea persevered and rose far above and beyond its past glory.
The sources of the information presented here cannot be disclosed at this time, but the accounting and writings are from the people who were actually there when the events took place. Please have fun on the adventure and also explore the incredibly rich Life of the Salton Sea.