|The Salton Sea and Bombay Beach, CA
||[Apr. 3rd, 2008|05:56 pm]
I've been waiting eons to post this. The pictures from the trip were finally posted, so now you guys have something to look at while reading!|
jj_maccrimmon, the photographer and walking encyclopedia, wrote this nice blip about the Salton Sea:
For those who haven’t read about it, The Salton Sea is California’s largest inland body of water (in area not volume), and it’s all there due to a monumental accident. In 1908 a levee holding back the Colorado River broke and began filling what had previously been a dry wash that lay mostly below sea-level. By 1912, an area the size of Los Angeles was covered with water up to a depth of 40 feet (13m). By the 1920’s, word spread about the massive lake and people began building cottages close to the water and using the area for recreation. In the 1940’s, work of this “paradise” spread and developers began building motels, resorts and tourist facilities. In addition, the farming communities south of the lake were thriving. What could possibly go wrong?
( Take me to the Salton Sea...Collapse )
It gets weirder. Ever seen a salt bog? Nearby is Bombay Beach...it'll take your breath away. Here's more from JJ:
( Bombay BeachCollapse )