The Salton Sea, A Desert Saga



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The Salton Sea, A Desert Saga: 45 комментариев

  • 03.10.2012 в 18:04
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    Simple build a pipeline from the sea to the lake. Slap a hydro power station on the end of the pipe just before the the water enters into the lake. The height difference between the sea and gulf of Mexico should be more than enough to create a lot of power to pay back the cost of the pipe.

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  • 13.10.2012 в 12:23
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    Please. The Salton Sea happened naturally by accident in 1905 during a freak storm when the Colorado River overflowed its 'levees' or banks, whatever you want to call them

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  • 03.12.2012 в 00:42
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    water is gold .. why can CA state divert entire Colorado river water to this basin.. not only it won't be wasted .. it would create towns and rich the local land and farms.. plus it also can bring back the tourist and money back to the state.. its an win win win situation

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  • 10.12.2012 в 06:15
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    I used to live in Indio a few years ago, if you go south to the mountains you see were the water level used to be at. Plus you feel you are at in some kind of hole deep under sea level.

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  • 07.02.2013 в 01:57
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    A great insight, I wanted to know the basics of the Salton Sea and this outlines it quite informatively.

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  • 08.02.2013 в 08:03
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    If the Salton Sea dies it will create a toxic dust bowl of more than 500 square miles. All of its toxins and pollutants will become airborne reaching far beyond San Diego, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. So we can't really let it die in peace. Unless you want the death of a large part of USA.

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  • 08.03.2013 в 03:48
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    Where did the birds and other animals go to before the Salton Sea was created? It can't be that valuable since they existed fine before it's creation, they'll exist fine after it's gone.

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  • 16.03.2013 в 11:06
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    when sea water evaporates it leaves behind its salt content, using sea water will make it saltier and kill off the wildlife. they will need a desalination plant or a way to flush the salt water from the salton sea to remove the salt content.

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  • 19.03.2013 в 21:20
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    California is a joke. We spend money on useless BS like a rail way bringing in people from Compton to the beach. Why? So they can F it up. We are managed by Circus Clowns.
    WHAT they should be spending money on is projects like this that have REAL meaning and purpose. California, let's get our priorities straight .

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  • 03.04.2013 в 00:45
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    The only thing that worries me is the change of those chemicals getting into the air. As for fixing "our" mistake, I think it would only be made worse by people messing with nature. Has there ever been a time where people fixed a mistake in nature? Every story I've heard people made it worse. brethuish, do you know any examples of people truly helping nature?

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  • 29.05.2013 в 03:57
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    The problem is, that toxic dust can spread for miles and harm people living in Southern California. The most polluted river flowing from Mexicali to the Salton Sea worsens the toxic level already in the sea itself.

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  • 03.06.2013 в 23:05
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    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. And all the king's horses, and all the king's men, and all of the presidents and all of congress and all the citizens didn't want to pay for putting Humpty Dumpty back together again.

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  • 15.07.2013 в 05:04
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    Why don't they build a canal to the salton sink (creating an inland port/larger sea) permanently? It would create several benefits for both California and Mexico!

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  • 13.10.2013 в 02:20
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    Time to open the better flow of water into and out from this part of Eden.
    גם ים-המלח, הוא ערך כלכלי לבריאות כל-חי

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  • 24.10.2013 в 06:36
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    Sure it's man-made, but man has benefitted from it, and still can. Why let it disappear? And, there actually was a housing development "boom" around the Sea a couple years ago. So, I don't think letting it die is the smartest idea.

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  • 18.12.2013 в 04:57
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    The Salton Sea is not a natural water lake. It was accidently made when water from early irrigation ditches taking water from the Colorado River west flooded and the water emptied into a dry salt pan or dry ancient lake bed. It filled it up with fresh water and so the state had it stocked with fresh water fish for anglers to catch, but with in a few years the salt pan beneath the lake started melting and the lake became too salty for the fish and most of them died. The lakes edges are covered by beaches of most billions of tiny fish vertibrae and dead fish skeletons. 
    It may have become a haven for many fish, birds and other animals but like the inland sea that was there 1000's of years ago and dried up as the land rose or dry periods came of whatever it will eventually dry up again.

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  • 11.01.2014 в 21:19
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    The pacific flyway for migratory birds and air quality in the Coachella valley is now further imperiled by the continuing expansion of a 5000 turbine wind farm a few miles to the north west of the Salton Sea.  Besides birdkills the massive turbine farm generates ground level air turbulence and mobilizes dust, bioparticulates, and inorganic particulates exposing the human population in the valley. These dust streams are clearly visible down wind, though little is known about their specific health effects. That being said, human population living and visiting in the Coachella valley continues to rise. JAN 2014

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  • 07.02.2014 в 16:53
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    Fish can be reintroduced. That's why I hate these enviro-retards. They haven't nary a fucking clue what they're talking about.

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  • 18.07.2014 в 22:06
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    Join it to the Gulf of California, and let the sea water flow in. It becomes an extension of the open sea, less salty and available for recreation and everything. The local people can all switch to entertainment and recreation business, live and let live.   Colorado's water should not be wasted on a pleasure dome for the few

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  • 17.11.2014 в 02:45
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    The Salton sea can be saved all you need to do is make a river dug from the Pacific Ocean to the Salton Sea that will bring water in and then a river dug from the Salton sea to the Gulf of California that will circulate the water and make it less slaty and no fish will die so there would be no smell and then It could be as popular as it once was! But the US government won't do that it's so dimple to dig rivers

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  • 14.02.2015 в 05:58
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    Just in passing, why do they not make some siphon tubes to bring ocean water in? Kind of like the siphons that bring the Colorado River water over the mountains. At so far below sea level, the siphons would be better efficient than the ones in use today.  I'd plan a salt factory at the shore line of the new sea, and the less saline ocean water could fill some of the basin, bring some new business to the area, and keep the new ecology going. At 125F, the evaporation beds would be much more efficient than the ones by San Frisco.

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  • 23.03.2015 в 09:16
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    Very nice video. Explains clearly the history of the water in the Salton Sink in the past, the human element and how important it is today. Great job!

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  • 06.06.2015 в 17:44
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    I thought the Salton Sea was long dead.  I'm encouraged to know it still has life.  But it was accidentally man-made at first, so it's not a 'naturally occuring" habitat.   Where did birds stop off before the SS was formed? They have an internal GPS system, they'll find another spot or fly a few miles further to the GOC.  Point is, I don't think we need to do anything about this, because of the way it was formed.  Permit it to go back to it's original desert state. 

    I love nature as much as anyone, but, to maintain something like this that was a fluke accident to begin with wold cost much too much money!  And at this point in time, me thinks we can't afford it, we really have bigger fish to fry—no pun intended.

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  • 19.10.2015 в 17:14
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    Soooo….these bird species never had to deal with the ebb and flow of the Salton Sea before? The most epic of eco-scam ever, in so many ways! Admirable if they get away with it.

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  • 05.01.2016 в 02:31
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    Now that nearly 10 years have passed since this report, what is the current state of progress on the lake? kutzbill asked a good question about bringing Pacific water to the lake. Using a syphon-like tube to move the water, gravity would do the heavy lifting and while ocean water is salty it is according to reports 25 times less salty than the present lake. Desalination must become a reality for the cities and/or the farmers as the fresh Colorado River no longer makes it to the Sea of Cortez because its waters are fully used by AZ, CO, NM, NV and CA and even with conservation efforts, demand continues to increase.

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  • 10.01.2016 в 09:16
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    It took very brave people with great imagination to harness the great Colorado river which now provides water for four states and even some going to mexico. It took those same type to plug the breach in the canal that caused the sea. But it seems these types of great people have all died. And no one now has the guts to do what they did in the past. Great public work projects, but now nothing, just excuses and studies and more studies…….like pissing on a forest fire!!

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  • 10.01.2016 в 09:21
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    Why can't some of the big philanthropists (like Bill Gates , Mark Zuckerberg , Warren Buffet ) in California start a fund to restore the sea. Its in their own back yard for christ sake. They contribute billions to the poor, this would be no different.
    Or how about we make it some kind of charity so people who give can write it off their taxes, then the Federal Government pays for fixing it as it should be. Build one less fighter jet and pay to save the sea and divert a potential health disaster!!!

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  • 26.01.2016 в 12:50
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    RELEASE THE DAMS! WE HAVE to do it slowly with caution. But we have to let the Colorado RIVER FLOW. WE ARE EXPERIENCING A DROUGHT THAT IS AFFECTING NATURAL LIFE. RELEASE THE COLORADO RIVER!!!!

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