Salton Sea Research Paper

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The Invisible Sea is the Salton Sea. The Salton Sea has been slowly drying up. Now the lakebed that has formed because of this is polluting the air with harmful toxins. Winds then spread these toxins and people inhale them. This increases the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and chronic respiratory disease. This is happening because the water that usually flows into the Salton Sea is being diverted away and being sent to big cities for usage. Farmers are using less water which means less water is being drained into the sea. This is causing the dry up. If the Salton Sea starts to dry up severely both wildlife and humans will be affected. The more it dries up, the more toxins are sent into the air. Residents that live near the Sea and even people that live very far away will inhale these toxins that can potentially cause cancer. Deaths have already occurred as a result of this and many more are bound to happen. The Salton Sea serves as an important stop for migrant birds. Without the Sea, they will become endangered, perhaps even extinct.…show more content…
It’s not realistic because by doing that they’re exposing millions of people to the harmful toxins of the lake beds of the Sea and endangering wildlife. Accelerating the drying process is the last thing we need. Also, there is not enough funds for the long-term restoration of the Sea. The Salton Sea Task Force’s recommendation is to restore between 9,000 and 12,000 acres of shoreline habitat by 2020 using available state funds. Their plan is realistic because it involves using many the state has, which makes it a more obtainable goal in the long
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