Like a photograph reminding one of the old times, the Salton Sea awakens the memories of the great times filled with busy marinas, exciting water-skiing games, and concerts. Once a trendy holiday destination, the area now tells tales about the good old days of active tourism and a vibrant party atmosphere. The motels, frayed walkways, and the empty shores now are a contrast to the beaches that were once bustling with various sports and water activities.
Located in the southwestern part of California, the sea is essentially an inland salt-water lake occupying the Salton Basin. The various ecological problems including the increasing salinity of the water, and accumulating pollution are some of the many aspects responsible for transforming the Salton Sea into an environmental disaster. The abandoned shorelines, empty stretches of roads, and the various signs are now common sights in the area.
With the rising salinity, the diversity of the fishes has indeed been affected, yet it is encouraging. The Salton Sea State Recreational Area also acts host to a variety of birds’ species. The sea holds an abundance of fishes on which the migrating and resident birds feed.
One of the major landmarks of the area, the North Shore Beach and Yacht Club holds great significance, both historically and architecturally. The building is a standing example of the remarkable design of the reputed architect Albert Frey. However, with the rising water levels affecting the jetty adversely, the area became quite risky for docking the boats. One can view the expansive sights and beautiful desert landscapes by hiking along the shoreline.
17.10.2023 by FPImages