Out and About
The Salton Sea
The Salton Sea is one of only three natural lakes in California, and it's larger than both Lake Tahoe and Mono Lake. It's a wildlife sanctuary with more than 400 species of birds.
During its heyday, in the 1950's, thousands of Californians would head out to the sea on Friday and spend the weekend boating, fishing, swimming and sunning on the beach.
In recent times, however, more water gets evaporated out of the lake than is deposited into it.... Millions of tons every year. The boating, swimming and beaching is gone. The sea has gotten saltier and saltier every year. But there is still some Tilapia to be caught. And you can see people fishing almost every day of the year.
The Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge is inspiring any time of the year with its abundant wildlife and beautiful blooms. Colorful foliage and flowers against the beige desert floor and grey-blue water........