What exactly is the problem with the Salton Sea?
Scientists project that the Salton Sea will become a dried up lake bed that will expose cancerous micro-debris in the next 20 years if neglected. This neglegence is an absolute crime. This potential for poor air quality will make Southern California uninhabitable if no action is taken. 20 years! Let’s not forget that not long ago the Salton Sea was a major tourist destination. I think it can be saved and flourish once again, yet it’s in a governmental gridlock right now where no one wants to commit to actually funding a sustainable game plan. We need to re-evaluate our priorities and put the Sea at the top of the list. If nothing is done to preserve the Salton Sea it will effect the entire SoCal region. Whether people have ever been to the Salton Sea or even know it exists, if you live in Southern California it’s part of your backyard and there’s a potential airborne catastrophe on the horizon. If this reality continues to go unacknowledged much longer it may be too late. No more golf courses, no more Coachella festival, no more living here.