California’s inland “Salton Sea” disappearing

California’s inland “Salton Sea” disappearing

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The Salton Sea is fading, leaving in its place a toxic dustbowl that could cause a public health crisis

For Al Jazeera America Japhet Weeks reports from the fading shoreline of the Salton Sea.

The Salton Sea, California’s largest inland body of water, is disappearing and leaving a large, toxic dustbowl in its place that could cause a public health crisis. Already, nearby communities are experiencing alarming rates of asthma, and children are the most vulnerable.

Experts warn that if officials don’t act soon, the consequences could become much worse.

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