Monday, May 5, 2008

Desert Sea Dreams

This is a series detailing recreation amidst the surreal landscape of Southern California's ecological disaster. It is an understatement to say that the Salton Sea is dirty, the smell of death and decay lingers in the air and the water is hardly suitable for any type of use that could be deemed sanitary. The sea’s problems have been attributed to factors such as agricultural run-off, botulism, the decimation of fish and avian populations and increasing salinity to name just a few. Despite these problems, there exists pockets of beauty and remnants of this desert sea's former glory that are undeniable and to date, they can still be enjoyed by those who know what to look for.