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This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series Top 10 California Disasters

  The Salton Sea was created when irrigation routes were mishandled and allowed to run into the Salton Sink in southeastern California from 1905 to 1907. The inland sea has no outlet and is fed by agricultural runoff. The resulting high salinity is responsible for the deaths of…

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Top 10 California Disasters

When the Los Angeles aqueduct was opened in 1913, it diverted water from Owens Lake. Just 13 years later the lake, which once could float a steamboat, had dried up — to slake the thirst of a growing city in the desert. The drying of the lake created…