The Salton Sea . Physical and Chemical Characteristics

@inproceedings{Lars1999TheSS,
  title={The Salton Sea . Physical and Chemical Characteristics},
  author={Ing. Lars and Carpelan},
  year={1999}
}
The Salton Sea of California lying below sea level in a dcscrt basin, serves as a sump for irrigation water diverted from the Colorado River. The present Sea reached its maximum size and highest surface elevation at the time of its formation in 1907. Due to evaporation at the rate of six feet per year the surface elevation fell from -195 feet to its minimum of -240 feet in 1948, the surface area decreased from about 500 square milts to about 320, and the salt content (salinity) increased from 3… CONTINUE READING

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