Mecca, California, USA. 21st Mar, 2014. A canal for irrigation runoff moves toward the Salton Sea in Imperial County, Calif. The region is very agriculturally active, and runoff from surrounding farms is the only source of water for the sea. The sea has been gradually declining since its formation by seismic activity in the early 1900s, more so after becoming a popular recreation area mid-century. Today, the sea is evaporating and becoming less able to support fish and birds. Tourism has died off, and the towns surrounding the sea are slowly being reclaimed by the de

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Mecca, California, USA. 21st Mar, 2014. A canal for irrigation runoff moves toward the Salton Sea in Imperial County, Calif. The region is very agriculturally active, and runoff from surrounding farms is the only source of water for the sea. The sea has been gradually declining since its formation by seismic activity in the early 1900s, more so after becoming a popular recreation area mid-century. Today, the sea is evaporating and becoming less able to support fish and birds. Tourism has died off, and the towns surrounding the sea are slowly being reclaimed by the de
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March 21, 2014 - Mecca, California, United States of America - A canal for irrigation runoff moves toward the Salton Sea in Imperial County, Calif. The region is very agriculturally active, and runoff from surrounding farms is the only source of water for the sea. The sea has been gradually declining since its formation by seismic activity in the early 1900s, more so after becoming a popular recreation area mid-century. Today, the sea is evaporating and becoming less able to support fish and birds. Tourism has died off, and the towns surrounding the sea are slowly being reclaimed by the desert. (Credit Image: © Will Seberger/ZUMAPRESS.com)

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