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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Bombay Beach on the South Shore of the Salton Sea

Created by an irrigation accident, California's largest lake, the Salton Sea is unique.  This 35 mile long by 15 mile wide lake has no outlet.  It has no outlet and over the years it has become saltier and saltier, killing off fresh water fish.  During the 1950s salt water fish were introduced.  The Salton Sea Authority Web Site lists the lake's salinity level at 25% higher than ocean water.

Flooding in 1976 and 1977 washed away piers, marinas and destroyed seaside homes.  Bombay Beach shows the area's decline.










The population is  now 295.







The 2000 census listed the
 town's population at 366.





The decline in the last ten
years is 19.40%.












Eric scans the shoreline.









Remains of the trailer park
that flooded in the 1970s.












A white heron sits on
what's left of  a pier.












A partially submerged boat. 







We wonder about these
structures.

Were they part of a marina,
 a breakwater?

1 comment:

Bonlee said...

I love your posts and adventures! I am living and traveling vicariously through you and Eric. Thank you for allowing me to tag along on your travels. I love that you choose such interesting and 'off the beaten path' places. Hal and I loved to do that. Visit the places that travelers who aren't 'tourists' at heart,takes you to the best places. Your blog just keeps getting better and better.