When did the Salton Sea start changing and becoming nasty?



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    In the 1950s and 1960s.  The problem is that the Salton Sea doesn’t have an outflow path.  What falls in the sea, stays in the sea.  Agricultural runoff, sediment runoff, and flooding began to drastically increase the salinity of the Salton Sea (pun I suppose) in the middle of the twentieth century.  The increased salinity meant that many freshwater species could no longer survive.  Currently there are a number of restoration projects in process designed to restore the Salton sea.

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