The Salton Sea, California (Postcard History Series)

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The Salton Sea was an accident of man created when heavy rainfall caused the Rio Colorado to swell and breach an Imperial Valley dike in 1905. For two years, water flowed into the Salton Sink and ancient Lake Cahuilla. Today, the sea is 227 feet below sea level, covers approximately 376 square miles, and is California's largest lake. During the early 1900s, it became an important bird and waterfowl refuge. When many species of fish were introduced, the Salton Sea also became popular for boating, fishing, ...
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Overview


The Salton Sea was an accident of man created when heavy rainfall caused the Rio Colorado to swell and breach an Imperial Valley dike in 1905. For two years, water flowed into the Salton Sink and ancient Lake Cahuilla. Today, the sea is 227 feet below sea level, covers approximately 376 square miles, and is California's largest lake. During the early 1900s, it became an important bird and waterfowl refuge. When many species of fish were introduced, the Salton Sea also became popular for boating, fishing, hunting, and camping activities. Motels, yacht clubs, and marinas developed around Salton City and North Shore. During recent decades, the sea has become polluted from agricultural runoff, creating a doubtful future for the Salton Sea. However, it remains a sanctuary for anyone who enjoys bird watching, desert landscapes, or beautiful farmlands.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738574554
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 6/27/2011
  • Series: Postcard History Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 955,279
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


Karl Anderson has lived in the Palm Springs area since 1976, where he has owned a CPA practice since 1979. He is an avid historian, art and antiques collector, and enjoys sightseeing expeditions to the Salton Sea and surrounding areas.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Early Years of the Salton Sea and Imperial Valley 9

2 Farming and Crops of the Imperial Valley 21

3 Life in the Imperial Valley 35

4 Resorts and Attractions of the Salton Sea 59

5 Glory Years of the Salton Sea 95

Resources 127

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