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Salton Sea
Highway 111 78-401 100-225, Salton Driving directions
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This sea was formed when Colorado River irrigation canals went haywire and flooded an ancient lake bed in 1905. The sea has had a checkered history since, briefly thriving as a resort and amusement area, before environmental complications (both natural and man-made) changed the eco system again. Today it is home to the Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge, which protects migratory birds on the shore.

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