In the 1950’s and 60’s, The Salton Sea was promoted as the Riviera of California. Hundreds of thousands flocked to its warm shores where fishing and boating were popular activities.

Over time, the sea began to experience environmental problems. Fluctuating water levels, high salinity and massive fish die-offs scared people away. Recently the waterlevels have dramaticaly gone down. The runoff water from the neighbouring Imperial Valley, that used to fill the lake, is now conserved by the farmers and sold to cities.  Photo’s: Johannes Abeling and Ronald de Hommel