When California's Greatest Treasure Became a National Disgrace: The Salton Sea – IT'S HISTORY

When California's Greatest Treasure Became a National Disgrace: The Salton Sea – IT'S HISTORY

Once one of the nation’s premier resorts, the Salton Sea welcomed millions of guests to its idyllic shores every single year. And yet today, it has been reduced to little more than a barren, toxic wasteland, growing saltier every year. Today, we will uncover the story of the Salton Sea, and if there is still hope to save it.

Chapters:
00:59 – The History of the Salton Basin
02:07 – What is the Salton Sea?
03:15 – How did the Salton Sea form?
05:05 – The Flooding of the Salton Sea
07:24 – Why was the Salton Sea so popular with tourists?
07:53 – The Salton Sea in its prime
09:12 – What caused the Salton Sea’s downfall?
10:27 – The Salton Sea Today
13:23 – The Future of the Salton Sea
15:28 – The Salton Sea in the art world

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IT’S HISTORY – Weekly tales of American Urban Decay as presented by your host Ryan Socash.

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https://interestingengineering.com/salton-sea-largest-lake-of-california-born-from-an-engineering-mistake

November 29, 1905: Colorado River Flood that Created the Salton Sea

History

https://www.amusingplanet.com/2013/07/salton-sea-accidentally-created-lake.html

https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/graphics/2021/06/11/salton-sea-drying-up-infrastructure-projects/5243837001/

The Accidental Creation of the Salton Sea

https://cdnc.ucr.edu/?a=d&d=DS19621105.2.109&e=——-en–20–1–txt-txIN——–1

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/06/californias-salton-sea-spewing-toxic-fumes-creating-ghost-towns-.html

https://ca.audubon.org/conservation/crisis-looming-salton-sea

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Some images may be used for illustrative purposes only – always reflecting the accurate time frame and content. Events of factual error / mispronounced word/spelling mistakes – retractions will be published in this section.

50 Comments

  1. Pat Cattin on August 30, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    The concept of “Greatest Asset” is a subjective claim. The purpose of the Hoover Dam was to protect the Imperial Valley.

  2. Bryan Johnson on August 30, 2022 at 12:55 pm

    A toxic bassin 🥺

  3. John Stagg on August 30, 2022 at 12:57 pm

    America is rotting from the inside out! It is the woke communist agenda. The people behind it are satanists trying to destroy the American people. They call themselves democrats. They have turned against God and have embraced mother earth satan! They are prolific in california. Many are immigrates from mexico and south america. God has cursed them and california. Their leaders, newsom, pelosi, feinstein, boxer and others are demon possessed embodiment of evil. The rotting Salton sea and major drought in california is God’s curse upon them and it will get a lot worse! Hoover damn will be next, it will dry up.

  4. 2256jimmy on August 30, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    I’m beginning to think you mispronounce words as a hook. It does make it memorable. Not BASSIN’

  5. Wesley Huffman on August 30, 2022 at 1:02 pm

    We just sent 400 billion to Ukraine ?? Why ??
    That money could have gone to this project..
    & Lake Mead..

  6. Reuben Riojas on August 30, 2022 at 1:02 pm

    San Andreas fault…. Not San Anders

  7. Mark Nicolich on August 30, 2022 at 1:03 pm

    How do u go from km wide to ft deep?

  8. Ted Baxter on August 30, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    California is a disgrace to the union, it is rotting. So sad because it used to have promise. The voters there just keep getting more of what they voted for – they complain, but honestly, they never learn.

  9. No Days on August 30, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    Smells like rotten fish. Cheapest place to live in California if you can get use to the smell. Flies and rotten fish

  10. Jyotir on August 30, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    The mismanagement of California’s natural spaces is amazing.

  11. Racerx on August 30, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    Lol, just another California hell hole.

  12. IT'S HISTORY on August 30, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    Hey everyone! I hope you enjoy the new video!!!

  13. Jason Davis on August 30, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    Another example of California’s ideas being dumb and disastrous for themselves.

  14. JOHN'S WICK on August 30, 2022 at 1:11 pm

    I’ve been there. It’s a cesspool

  15. Joe walla on August 30, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    Why not bore water tunnels to the Pacific ocean? Gravity will refill the Salton sea.

  16. Highway Star on August 30, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    The best history lesson for Salton Sea I have ever heard!

  17. Chancellor Gowron on August 30, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    My grandparents had a cottage at the Salton Sea. I never went but my dad says he spent many of Summers hanging out on the water

  18. Tara Joyce on August 30, 2022 at 1:19 pm

    Correct but never mock a mispronounced word. They have learned that word by reading, may not be native speaker or have a different issue. Some commenters should look at their feet.

  19. John on August 30, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    This might as well be a story about America

  20. Glenn Wall on August 30, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    Have more faith in nature in Australia we have a salt lake it floods then migrate birds die but that’s nature boom and bust.

  21. drstevenrey on August 30, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    You can not let Sandy Shores from GTA V fame ever die. It is legend.

  22. Sehvehn on August 30, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    Looks like a giant jhonson

  23. HG Mills on August 30, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    If Gov Newsom can’t build a winery there or otherwise fleece money out of it, nothing will ever happen. Maybe lithium mining will be the end result for the area.

  24. NoalFarstrider on August 30, 2022 at 1:24 pm

    So they should of just let the fresh water flow naturally and it should of desalination the water….

  25. Colin L on August 30, 2022 at 1:26 pm

    Masks required? Outside? Lol

  26. M&M on August 30, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    Interesting you did not mention the new efforts to use it to mine lithium!

  27. Emilio’s Emporium on August 30, 2022 at 1:28 pm

    The Salton Sea, only the second saltiest things. My ex gf being the most saltiest….

  28. Dyer Family Travels on August 30, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    No fix will come unless it makes profits, cause that is all our world cares about these days.

  29. Bob Jenkins on August 30, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    Finding a way to route the fresh water away and let the lake dry up would be wise. California doesn’t make the smartest choices.

  30. DOUBLEDEFENSE on August 30, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    Yuma is like hell don’t believe me go check it out

  31. boi bravado on August 30, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    California is a National Disgrace

  32. Esteban on August 30, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    Detroit was called the Paris of the USA 100 years ago. Time. Just time.

  33. Mossy Oak Mom on August 30, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    I believe the Salton Sea was never a California treasure!

  34. Jeff hardiman on August 30, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    What happened to the billions of dollars to fix the Salton Sea?

  35. TheGermanHammer on August 30, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    California deserves every last bit of filth and decay that it has worked so tirelessly to achieve.

  36. Jeffrey DeLancy on August 30, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    It’s apparent someone’s parents didn’t read to them.

  37. 3742luckydog on August 30, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    When hearing its release of hydrogen sulphide was thinking it’s a giant battery;)

  38. pyrotechnick on August 30, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    You can’t even say "basin" correctly sheesh

  39. Robin Whitman on August 30, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    Vote blue

  40. Rusty Shakelford on August 30, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    Well they had a great run for about 30 years

  41. quercus on August 30, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    Another of god’s plans.

  42. AuKryptik on August 30, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    What’s up with you saying things weird

  43. Y-Me on August 30, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    That poor old gent. Nightmares – chuckle… Can one imagine what these folks saw and had to live with the remainder of their lives? Redefines PTSD…

  44. Luke Chapman on August 30, 2022 at 1:42 pm

    The real life sandy shores of gtav

  45. 2020 YouTube Purge: the black plague on August 30, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    Mud flood and destruction of #tartaria

  46. Izzy Stutz on August 30, 2022 at 1:46 pm

    Everything in and about California has become a national disgrace because of their woke liberal domestic terrorist point of views of use and the fact that they’re actively trying to destroy the United States of America.

  47. Michael Neumeyer on August 30, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    ElMirage California is turning into dust bowl. No 7 inches of rain any more a year.

  48. Paul Allen on August 30, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    Thats a whole lot of green in the middle of a desert.

  49. Heidi Murphy on August 30, 2022 at 1:51 pm

    They stopped the flow and left it stagnet they have also diverted the great Colorado to flow into the ocean so they can fake global warming ….lake mead

  50. MCCCXXIII on August 30, 2022 at 1:51 pm

    I grew up behind the Fountain Of Youth spa out here next to Bombay.
    aside from family and close friends the community is shit ….i aboslutely love living here. except for the shit smell sea

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