The Salton Sea
Trip Start Apr 17, 2009
7Trip End Apr 19, 2009
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A little tidbit about the Salton Sea:
One of the world's largest inland seas and lowest spots on earth at
-227 below sea level, Salton Sea was re-created in 1905 when high
spring flooding on the Colorado River crashed the canal gates leading
into the developing Imperial Valley. For the next 18 months the entire
volume of the Colorado River rushed downward into the Salton Trough.
By the time engineers were finally able to stop the breaching water in
1907, the Salton Sea had been born at 45 miles long and 20 miles wide -
equaling about 130 miles of shoreline.
We actually drove around the whole sea, which took almost 2 hours or perhaps more. One of our first stop at the sea was the Salton Sea Beach. Definitely not your typical beach. The only type of visitors there had RVs and were parked right outside of it. It seemed pretty deserted but nice at the same time.