At any rate, I learned recently that the Salton Sea was created as the
result of an irrigation accident?!
"The Salton Sea was formed between 1905 and 1907 when the Colorado River
burst through poorly built irrigation controls south of Yuma, Arizona.
Almost the entire flow of the river filled the Salton Basin for more
than a year, inundating communities, farms and the main line of the
Southern Pacific Railroad.
"Continued filling of the Salton Sink was finally stopped in 1907, when
a line of protective levees was built by boxcars dumping boulders into
the breach from Southern Pacific tracks. By then, this inland lake was
about 40 miles long and 13 miles wide, covering an area of about 400
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