The Salton Sea is dying.
The result of an irrigation accident over 100 years ago, the Salton Sink (below sea level) started filling with water, and having no natural outlet, the water’s getting pretty stagnant, toxic, and just plain yucky.
But the fix is easy.
- Run a high-capacity aqueduct inbound from the Gulf of California which lies to the south. Control the flow level from a valve at the seashore. No need to pump–water runs downhill.
- Choose a water level for the Salton Sea and keep it there by varying the flow of the inbound water.
- Build a parallel siphon water pipeline going uphill to the Gulf of California. Thus, creating an outlet for the Salton Sea. Continuously pump water out into the world’s oceans.
- Over time, the salinity will match that of the Pacific Ocean. Over time, the outlet will dilute toxins and return the region to ecological health. If necessary, water leaving the Salton Sea for the Gulf of California could be treated at the Ocean shore before flowing out.
- Seafront property will be created, ready for development and recreation. Fish and birds will thrive once again.