Report: Dirty rivers poisoning sea

Report: Dirty rivers poisoning sea

There are 8 comments on the www.mydesert.com story from Nov 7, 2008, titled Report: Dirty rivers poisoning sea. In it, www.mydesert.com reports that:

The pesticide pollutants flowing into the Salton Sea are more prevalent than was previously known.

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Pedro Garcia

Tijuana, Mexico

#1 Nov 8, 2008
is the Salton sea contaminated? is it a good idea sending young students to clean the sea?
PoKay1kaDuB

Shelby, OH

#2 Nov 9, 2008
Nah that's no big deal, let's talk instead about something that has no potential to affect our lives and those of our children. There has to be a long term plan for the survival of the planet. Or is 'the plan' FOR it's destruction and restart? I suppose we don't have much of a choice so we can't have much of a discussion.
Long Time Resident

United States

#3 Nov 10, 2008
Pedro Garcia,
The Sea is not contaminated, in a sense of the definition.
It is saltier than the Pacific Ocean. It is contaminated by the runoff of the local ranches. However, the die-off that occurs sporadically is simply from an algae bloom of the green growing on the bottom and then releasing and then the fish suffocate. Thus the fish die-off.
It's the largest body of water in the state of California - thus the state's problem. It's the only SEA within the United States so California says it's a Federal problem.
While we wait for the governments' to decide who should pay for it, the Sea will die. Then we have another Mono lake at best. Worst scenario is that it drys up and causes breathing problems throughout southern California, Arizona, and several other surrounding states.
Any suggestions on how to promote the Salton Sea are certainly appreciated.

“WEATHER is not CLIMATE”

Since: Jun 08

Pasadena, TX

#4 Nov 12, 2008
Long Time Resident wrote:
It's the only SEA within the United States...
Shhh! Don't tell the people in Salt Lake City. They think that they have the only one too. We'll keep telling them it is just a mirage.
Long Time Resident

United States

#5 Nov 15, 2008
Nacho Man,
SORRY -- Lake Tahoe is just that. A LAKE -- 12 miles by 22 miles, average 900+ avererage miles deep (but hey, it's a water filled crater).
The Salton Sea is just that. A SEA -- 15 miles wide by 35 miles long, granted only about 50 feet deep. Still makes it not only the largest lake in California; BUT also the only SEA in the United States.
President Clinton dropped a plate into Lake Tahoe and simply because it disappeared from sight within the first 25-or-so feet, he granted funding to help save it.
Don't you think the "Sea," the only body of water in the United States to claim that kind of size and potential should have the same consideration?
If Palm Springs were closer by location to the Sea, maybe it could boast the fame of all the celebs that visit the Lake.
Perhaps President Eisenhower (who loved this area), Sonny Bono (who faught for this area) and several movies stars that used to visit were wrong.
You really need to do more in depth research.
Long Time Resident

United States

#6 Nov 16, 2008
Recap of what I said last night -- I said that Lake Tahoe had an average depth of some 900 miles, please correct that to say that it has an avererage depth of 900+ FEET plus; with an abosolute depth of some 1,600+ feet deep.
Sorry. I was quoting miles and then quoted the depth in miles.
The other thing I forgot to mention to Nacho Man is that Lake Tahoe, at best, only occupies a (maybe) little better than half of the state of California.
The bottom line is that the state of California needs to pay attention to this area of significant importance to this state; and the United States needs to promote the only Sea they have as a significant area of importance.
PROMOTE it DON'T just forget it!!

“WEATHER is not CLIMATE”

Since: Jun 08

Pasadena, TX

#7 Nov 19, 2008
Ah... are you in elementary school????

Salt Lake City is next to... The Great Salt Lake. And that's in a State called Utah. Look it up. It is for real.

Lake Tahoe is next to... wait a minute... I'll think of it.... ahhhh..... I've got it now... TAHOE!!

I also think you meant to say that half of Lake Tahoe is in California as opposed to half of California is in Lake Tahoe.

I'm not saying that any lake isn't worth saving, I just saddened by the low level of science and geography in schools today.
Long Time Resident

United States

#8 Nov 20, 2008
Nacho Man:
I am no longer in elementary school, I did graduate high school, and I have a good paying job, thank you very much.
As far as Salt Lake City is concernered, I don't recall even mentioning that (and, yes I do know it is in the state of Utah).
Also, the city of Tahoe is next to Lake Tahoe (not the other way around), thus the name of the city of Tahoe!
I just re-read my previous posts and you are right - Tahoe does not occupy more than half of California. MORE THAN HALF OF LAKE TAHOE OCCUPIES CALIFORNIA!
NOW, to my point. Instead of criticisizing people for thier verbalige, why don't you do something toward helping the cause. If you actually live here locally and are wasting time criticizing me for what I post rather than helping the Sea, then what good are you?
Do something toward the betterment of this area and for the cause of the Salton Sea!

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