Salton Sea was a result of an engineering disaster where a water line that was siphoning water from Colorado river to some other development bursted and flooded what was a Salton town and perhaps a reservation about a hundred years ago. Crap from nearby farms seeped into the sea and started killing off the fish as well as the incrementally increasing salinity that creeps up due to evaporation.
A lovely shade of pink is the result of waking up at 4am to arrive at the beach just in time for the far off myst to mix in with the new born rays?
What’s more amusing than a dying sea and a died off beach at sunrise?
A feathered friend for a feathered scenery.
White pelican is a Salton Sea specialty.
That’s why I took so many pics of it.
I don’t know what else to say…
I think someone came here before me to take pics and threw the chairs into the sea to give the sea some character.
Maybe I should join in.
Another debilitated house tagged with graffiti.
Beach front property, anyone?
45 minutes south of Salton Beach is Red Hill Marina.
They used to launch boats into the sea from here when the water level was somewhat higher.
Dried up sea bed like the skin on some old lady who tanned too much as a youth.
A geo thermal plant in the distance.
Just a few minutes away, on the other side of Red Hill road, is a bird estuary.
Dry on one side, wet on the other.
With another geo thermal plant in the distance.