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Desert Agriculture around Salton Sea, California

March 14th, 2009 Category: Lakes

California, USA - March 10th, 2009

California, USA - March 10th, 2009

The Salton Sea is actually a saline lake below sea level, located in the arid Colorado Desert in Southern California, USA. The Imperial Valley lies below the lake.

Much agriculture can be seen in this valley, particularly to the southeast of the Salton Sea. Crops grow here despite the inhospitable desert due to irrigation water from the Colorado River, supplied to the area via canals.

Due to its complex irrigation system, this part of the Imperial Valley is called the Imperial Irrigation District. Its water distribution system includes over one hundred canal and pipeline branches.

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