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OPINION
September 13, 2012
Re "Area's odor is linked to Salton Sea," Sept. 12 The Salton Sea, the largest lake in California, smells because the Metropolitan Water District is shipping staggering amounts of water from Imperial Valley farms to San Diego and making lots of money. The lake's water level has sunk seven feet (it was only 50 feet deep in most places in the first place). As a result, the deeper pollutants are more easily brought to the surface, and the public notices the smell. The courts have dragged their feet litigating and the state has not taken responsibility for the ecosystem as it said it would in the Quantification Settlement Agreement in 2003.
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NEWS
September 11, 2012 | By Hector Becerra
Regional air-quality managers on Tuesday said that inspectors  had cracked the mystery of the epic stink that descended over much of Southern California.  They confirmed that the rotten egg odor traveled about 150 miles from the Salton  Sea to Los Angeles. “We now have solid evidence that clearly points to the Salton Sea as the source of a very large and unusual odor event,” said Barry Wallerstein, executive officer of the South Coast Air Quality Management District. How unusual?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2009 | Ruben Vives
Another moderate earthquake struck Tuesday near the San Andreas fault in Imperial County, seismologists said. The magnitude 4.8 quake hit at 4:55 a.m. two miles south of Bombay Beach on the eastern shore of the Salton Sea, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website. The quake occurred at a depth of 3.5 miles. "The only interesting thing about this one is that it occurred at the end of the San Andreas fault," said Kate Hutton, a seismologist at Caltech.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1989
Robert Jones' column ("Salton Sea--Victim of Salt and Apathy," May 23) on the Salton Sea correctly describes the deteriorating condition of the sea, but, I feel that his statements on recreational activities, visitors and local residents are misleading and distorted. Recent increases in boating and fishing activities have been dramatic, as I have observed personally on almost daily visits to Johnson's landing in Salton City (on the west shore), where fresh water is available for those wishing to clean their boats after outings on the sea. In addition to boaters we have many visitors from as far as Michigan, Illinois and the Pacific Northwest who winter in Salton City.
NEWS
November 9, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Temperatures in Southern California deserts have finally dropped (and really, it took awhile), which means it's the ideal time for some outdoor play. Road-bike tour company Undiscovered Country in Los Altos, Calif., offers a bicycle tour that visits Palm Springs, the Salton Sea and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park . The six-day Warm Winter Bike Tour starts in Palm Springs with a warm-up ride and a night at the plush Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells. Cyclists take off for Borrego Springs, which becomes a base for bike rides to the Salton Sea, the Anza-Borrego badlands and other areas.
OPINION
November 25, 2011
Salton Sea sense Re "Salton Sea battle," Nov. 20 I'm really getting tired of the "Salton Sea battle," especially in light of the billions in tax dollars needed to preserve the lake. It's time to do one of two things, both drastic. In heavy snow years, like last year and perhaps this year, find a way to flood the sea with freshwater from the Colorado River. That's how the sea was created almost 100 years ago. That, or stop trying to defeat nature and let it dry up, retuning it to the original ancient lake bed it was before its flooding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A small earthquake rattled a rugged mountain area in southeastern California on Thursday, but there were no reports of injuries or damage. The magnitude 4.3 temblor struck about 5:28 p.m. and was centered about six miles southwest of the Salton Sea, according to a preliminary report by the U.S. Geological Survey. A magnitude 3.2 aftershock struck about two minutes later. The Salton Sea, which covers 376 square miles, is California's largest lake. It is about 76 miles northeast of San Diego.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 2009 | Jia-Rui Chong
By bouncing sound waves off the floor of the Salton Sea, researchers have discovered more than a dozen previously unknown earthquake faults, leading to a new theory of how the ground is sinking and stretching near the infamous San Andreas fault. Danny Brothers, lead author of a study published Sunday, said the new understanding of the area's seismic mechanics does not appear to suggest that a massive quake on the San Andreas is more imminent than previously believed.
OPINION
February 15, 2003
Three years ago, the Clinton administration declared that the Salton Sea was "an important natural resource for people and wildlife alike and we must act to save it." This month, the Bush administration essentially told Californians to either forget about that rescue or come up with the $1 billion or so it might take. This was a double dose of salt in the wound.
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