"The Dying Salton Sea"

"California’s largest lake is drying up.

The Salton Sea has been shrinking for years, and fish and birds have been dying. The dry lakebed already spews toxic dust into the air, threatening a region with hundreds of thousands of people. And the crisis is about to get much worse.

The water flowing into the Salton Sea will be cut dramatically at the end of this year, causing the lake to shrink faster than ever and sending more dust blowing through low-income, largely Latino farming communities."

Ian James and Sammy Roth report for the Palm Springs Desert Sun June 11, 2017, with graphics by Mitchell Thorson and Karl Gelles and photos and videos by Zoë Meyers and Jay Calderon.

Source: Palm Springs Desert Sun, 06/13/2017