When one hears the word ‘city,’ the images that rush to mind are busy streets, people commuting to work, and the lines of cars waiting at the traffic signals, to mention a few. However, a trip to Salton City can be quite an eye-opener. The empty streets, dilapidated buildings, and the vacant seashore are some of the scenes that characterize this place. The sparse desert bushes, palm trees, and shrubs add to the vegetation features of the land. As a standing example of ecological pollution, the city quietly welcomes the many who come to view the barrenness of the place.
The city is located in Imperial County, California. To the north of the place are the Desert Shores and the Salton Sea Beach. Initially designed and established as a resort community on the Salton Sea, but now the site stands abandoned. With the increasing sea elevation also affecting the marina, the buildings that were built along the beach line lost its sheen. The salinity and rising pollution levels of the Salton Sea led to the decline of its appeal as a recreational and tourism spot. This, too, has its adverse effects on the life of Salton City.
The ruins of the various buildings and establishments tell tales of a time when Salton City was bustling with tourists and vacationers who arrive to spend some at the Salton Sea beach. The wasted environment, extensive pollution, and the remains of sea life near the seashores provide a clear image of the extent of ecological damage of the place.
10.09.2022 by FPImages