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Salton Sea State Recreation Area Faces Closure

Salton Sea State Recreation Area is slated for closure on June 30 by the state of California. The park is one of 70 falling prey to legislative and economic malaise. The Salton Sea is California’s largest lake and its surface … Continue reading

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Will the Salton Sea Survive?

For decades, the Salton Sea, little more than a half-hour down Highway 111 from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indio, and the other desert cities of the Coachella Valley has lured all sorts of visitors looking to flee civilization for a … Continue reading

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Closing California Parks: Another Stumbling Block

Will California be in Violation of Federal Law? In the latest setback to Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to close one-quarter of California’s state parks to save money, 16 of the parks he is proposing to shutter cannot legally be closed … Continue reading

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Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge, CA

The Salton Sea is a haven for bird watchers. The Sea is a major stop on the Pacific Flyway and supports one of the most diverse bird populations in the U.S. More than 390 species live or migrate through the … Continue reading

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Salton Sea State Recreation Area, CA

Dedicated in 1955, the Salton Sea State Recreation Area is the largest recreation provider on the Salton Sea. Operated by the California State Park Service, it is located on the northeastern shores of the Sea. This large recreation area extends … Continue reading

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Salton Sea, CA

Following along the San Andreas Fault, California State Highway 111 winds around the eastern shore of Salton Sea which occupies the Salton Basin, a remnant of prehistoric Lake Cahuilla. Lying 228 feet below sea level, Salton Sea is an inland … Continue reading

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