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The Salton Sea and Imperial Dam on the Colorado River; working together to prevent future floods!

An abandoned home in Bombay Beach, caused when flood waters reached almost to the home’s ceilings. Skeleton of luxury trailer home, mired in mud, at Bombay Beach Resort. The floods of 1976 and 1977, trailer homes under water along former shores of Salton Sea. The Great Flood of 1906, railroad tracks completely washed out between […]

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Imperial Dam on Colorado River feeds ag in Imperial Valley and SoCal cities

These four massive de-silting ponds help remove most of the silt/dirt carried by the mighty Colorado, before the cleaner water is shipped to California’s Imperial Valley and SoCal cities. The All-American Canal carries Colorado River water west to the Imperial Valley and Southern California. We recently made a two-week tour of desert California and Arizona.  […]

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Salton Sea; California’s largest inland sea, surrounded by ghost resorts!

Floods of 1976, 1977 inundated resorts around the Salton Sea Once a beach-side trailer home, this unit was inundated, and buried in five feet of muck from the 1970’s floods at Bombay Beach Former home in Bombay Beach, abandoned after flooding in the 1970s Abandoned business in Bombay Beach is result of 1970s floods One of […]

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