Salton Sea

Words cannot begin to describe this place. From a distance it looks like paradise - in its day the rich and famous came to hang out, riding speed boats across the waters. The sea was formed in the early 1900 due to  a flood caused by a breach of the Colorado river banks and excessive rain. It  was polluted from agricultural run off  which contained fertilizer and pesticides, but high quantities of salt. Over the years, the salinity rose enough to kill off most of the lake’s fish species, even the salt water fish.  Its salinity measures  higher than that of the Pacific Ocean. Dead dried fish litter the recedding shore.