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Mexicali Between Salton Sea and Gulf of California

32.6N 115.4W

June 9th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Lakes, Rivers

USA and Mexico - May 23rd, 2011

The large lake in the upper left quadrant, in California but not far from the Mexico border, is known as the Salton Sea. A large agricultural area extends southward from the lake to the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California).

In the middle of this agricultural area, about halfway between the sea and the gulf is the city of Mexicali. It is the capital of the Mexican state of Baja California, situated on the U.S.-Mexico border adjacent to Calexico, California.

Moving southward to the gulf, the Colorado River can be seen spilling tan sediments into the northern end. To the east, the shores of the gulf are flanked by the sandy Desierto de Altar.

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