Bombay Beach, California

  • roadbikerob

    Member
    December 11, 2022 at 2:14 am

    A neglected and forgotten part of the country that appears frozen in time. Until the Salton Sea is cleaned up, nothing will change for the better and it will remain bypassed.

    • ClicheGuevara

      Member
      December 11, 2022 at 11:13 am

      Coincidently the day after I was there the federal government announced a 250 million dollars in funding to clean up and restore the Salton Sea.

  • metta

    Member
    December 11, 2022 at 2:59 am

    My mom bought a lot there as an investment in the 1960’s. It was a growing place at the time. After she passed away, we decided to just let the lot go back to the state. The agriculture in the area has a lot of run-off which puts fertilizers into the sea. They sold off a bunch of the water to San Diego because they were short of funds, and it resulted in the water quickly receding. This made it dangerous because of the chemical fertilizers blowing in the strong winds in the area and creating huge dust storms. They decided to turn over the soil where the water is receding to mitigate the risk. Millions of water birds use it as part of their migration patterns. As the water recedes, it results in the water being even more salty. Probably too salty for wildlife. There are plans to possibly start mining lithium there. It will never be what was originally planned. The area is desert.