The first glimpse of the water driving down Highway 86 is breathtaking. From some angles, you can’t even see the other side of California’s biggest lake. It seems out of place in the vast desert expanse of the Imperial Valley, just north of the Mexican border, where it’s over 100 degrees for much of the year. But then the car door opens, and it hits: the overwhelming smell of rotten eggs. At the shoreline is a sign saying not to touch the toxic water.
- Desert Sun: Opinion: Salton Sea Needs Bold Action, Not More Government Studies, written by Palm Desert resident David Bryant