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Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea TRAILER

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Uploaded on Oct 23, 2007

DVD available on www.greenplanetfilms.org. Once known as the 'California Riviera', the Salton Sea is now called one of America's worst ecological disasters: a fetid, stagnant, salty lake, coughing up dead fish and birds by the thousands. Yet a few hardy eccentrics hang on to hope.Through their perceptions and misperceptions, the strange history and unexpected beauty of the Salton Sea is revealed. 'Accidentally' created by an engineering error in 1905, reworked in the 50's as a world class vacation destination for the rich and famous, suddenly abandoned after a series of hurricanes, floods, and fish die-offs, and finally almost saved by Congressman Sonny Bono, the Salton Sea has a bittersweet past.

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