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Try Salton Sea for unusual daytrip

Where can you find seafront real estate for less than $100,000 in Southern California? That would be Salton City on the Salton Sea in Imperial County, a saline lake that was once the center of a vibrant resort community strung with marinas, motels and merrymakers.
Salton City on west shore of Salton Sea

Salton City on west shore of Salton Sea

But these days, the Salton Sea is bereft of that type of tourism.

The lake, formed in 1905 when the Colorado River flooded and submerged the town of Salton, contains about 7.5 million acre feet of water.


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