How Did the Salton Sea Form?


The Salton Sea is a rift lake, basically a big hole made by the San Andreas Fault. It filled with water to it's present level when the Colorado River flooded in 1905. Several smaller rivers feed it to keep it from evaporating.
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In 1905, an irrigation canal was overwhelmed by high water and drained into the Salton
This "sea" is in California, and is really a lake-the largest in the state. It is studied extensively as it lies directly on the San Andreas Fault.
Try these two sites, they should give you all the information you need: Source(s)….
1. Contact the American Power Boat Association (APBA) and find out the dates of the next planned Salton Sea Speedweek event. It typically happens the first weekend in December. 2.
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