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2011-06-28 07:25:33

Study finds that faults beneath the Salton Sea ruptured during Colorado River floods and may have triggered large earthquakes on the southern San Andreas Fault Southern California's Salton Sea, once a large natural lake fed by the Colorado River, may play an important role in the earthquake cycle of the southern San Andreas Fault and may have triggered large earthquakes in the past. Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the...

2009-10-07 08:21:00

CALEXICO, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- TBM Intermodal has just created an alliance to help expand intermodal shipping port in California to deliver goods to Mexico. Now distributors from the western states and provinces can shorten their trip by up to 500 miles, save 15-30% in costs, and begin their journey to Mexico in Calexico, California. Hardest hit by the recession with the nation's highest unemployment rate at 30.2%, 500 direct and 500 indirect jobs will be created in the Imperial...

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2008-07-31 08:55:00

A linear string of mud pots and mud volcanoes suggest surface evidence for a southern extension of the San Andreas Fault that runs through the Salton Sea, according to a paper published in the August issue of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA). Researchers David K. Lynch and Kenneth W. Hudnut of USGS report the results of a comprehensive survey of mud pots in the area immediately east of the southeastern-most portion of the Salton Sea in Imperial County, Calif. Using...

2008-07-19 00:00:22

By James Gilbert, The Sun, Yuma, Ariz. Jul. 18--After completing a second status review of Peirson's milk-vetch plant, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has concluded that it should remain listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. "The threatened status means it is likely that the plant will become extinct in the foreseeable future," said Jane Hendron, spokeswoman for the USFWS office in Carlsbad, Calif. The finding of the 12-month status review was posted to the federal...

2008-07-14 09:00:35

By Joyce Lobeck, The Sun, Yuma, Ariz. Jul. 14--Shape-shifters in the form of huge, lumbering earth movers have been busily at work on the dunes west of Yuma a year into a massive project on the All American Canal. The project includes construction of a 23-mile concrete-lined segment of the All American Canal to run parallel to the existing earthen canal stretching from a mile west of Pilot Knob to Drop 3. A reservoir also is being constructed near Gordon's Well to hold about 8,000...

2007-05-21 03:00:17

By Marra, Bob California Secretary of Resources, Michael Chrisman, unveiled his preliminary plan to save and restore the Salton Sea to the Salton Sea Advisory Committee in Sacramento last week. The draft plan would create a 34,000-acre lake in the Sea's northern area, develop 62,000 acres of wildlife habitat in the south section and create 29,000 acres of brine sinks. In all, Chrisman's plan calls for a 45 percent reduction in the size of the actual Sea, including 109,000 acres of exposed...

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2006-11-24 10:20:00

CALIPATRIA, Calif. -- A small white gull with an ordinary name had bird watchers flocking to the Salton Sea for what they call a "mega-rarity." The Salton Sea, a 35-mile-long lake stretching across the Imperial and Riverside county line, is a popular stop for birds heading south, and Guy McCaskie, co-author of "Birds of Salton Sea," believed he spotted a Ross' gull there a week ago. The appearance of the arctic bird nearly 100 miles east of San Diego would be the first reported in California...

2005-11-03 14:49:17

RIVERSIDE, Calif."“ UC Riverside scientists are able to improve water quality by 90 percent in the rivers flowing into the Salton Sea, the largest lake in California, by using two kinds of water-treatment chemicals that remove phosphorus and silt from the river water. The researchers investigated the use of alum, a type of salt that has been used to treat phosphorus-rich lakes for decades. They also cleaned water from the rivers flowing into the Salton Sea with polyacrylamide, a new...


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