The People of the Sea

Sterling, Terry Greene
March 2008
High Country News;3/3/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p10
The article reports on the threat facing the Salton Sea in California brought by the irrigation water flowing through the sea from Imperial Valley farms. It states that the irrigation water has contributed to the growth of water levels in the sea that resulted to floods affecting local residents and damaged businesses. It reveals that the water coming from the irrigation contains fertilizers and high content of salt killing various species and contributed to water pollution. It states that the development of restoration plan and enough funding from the government plays a significant role in the sea's preservation, the conservation of aquatic species and saving the lives and livelihood of people living near the area.


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