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RECORD NUMBER: 14 OF 17
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Salton Sea, California. Water Quality and Ecological Management Considerations.|
|CORP Author||Federal Water Quality Administration, San Francisco, Calif. Pacific Southwest Regional Office.|
|Stock Number||PB-253 691|
|Additional Subjects||Water pollution ; Salton Sea ; Water quality ; Salinity ; Ecology ; Nutrients ; Algae ; Invertebrates ; Vegetation ; Industrial wastes ; Sewage disposal ; Biological productivity ; Oxygen ; Dissolved gases ; California ; Eutrophication ; Water quality data|
The Salton Sea is an inland sink in a low lying desert area south and east of Los Angeles, California. The 230,000 acre sea is threatened with rapidly rising salinity levels which, if uncontrolled, are expected to eliminate the currently valuable sport fishery within the next decade. Studies were conducted in the Salton Sea area, to determine the present water quality of the Salton Sea, its tributaries and major waste discharges in the basin. Water quality studies emphasized the nutrient and biological aspects of the eutrophic Salton Sea but also included some work on mineral salts, sediments and bacteriological indicators.