How Human Error Made Something Quite Interesting At Salton Sea

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By Nicole Cormier

saltonsea How Human Error Made Something Quite Interesting At Salton Sea

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When you are looking for an adventure that is not your typical tourist spot or destination, why not explore Salton Sea? This abandoned lake was accidentally created in the early 20th Century when an attempt to redirect the Colorado River through the deserts of California instead flooded the area. When the fallacy of a lake was originally created, developers and retailers developed the surrounding area in an attempt to make it a new tourist and residential area in the heart of the desert. Though the high salt content of the below sea level lake along with pollution and hot weather caused all the natural water life to perish, making for an unsightly body of water. All of the residents abandoned the area, creating a ghost town of sorts, and today the Salton Sea is a lesson in human error. Today, visitors will witness the ruins of the buildings along with the beach peppered with skeletons of the dead fish. Though this destination may not be for everyone, it is definitely worth seeing if human history is of interest to you.

Camping is allowed in the area surrounding the Salton Sea, but if you’d rather have indoor accommodations, then Fantasy Springs Hotel in nearby Coachella is a good option. With gambling, dining, golf and more, this is a great resort for a fun and relaxing vacation.

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Nicole Cormier has a large and diverse family that lives all over the country, and has had the opportunity to see every state in the union while visiting them. As a freelance writer and editor she has the freedom to experience the world and partake in her beloved passions all while writing about it.

This is a “sponsored post,” meaning the company who sponsored the article compensated me for writing the article. The opinions I have expressed, however, are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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