Plan floated to sell California desert sea

December 12, 2008

Sell the Salton Sea? That’s one approach to refilling the shrinking salty sea in California’s southeastern desert, according to a story in The Desert Sun. The sea was created by a breach in a Colorado river dike early last century and has become a bird-lovers’ and jet-skiers’ paradise since. With California’s budget shortfall heading toward $42 billion, the idea of a private-public partnership is sure to generate some support. (Thanks to rtumble.com for outpointing the Desert Sun story.)

(Photo: California State Parks)

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