Amid the Wasteland of the Salton Sea, New Lush Marshlands Become Homes for Endangered Birds, Fish 1

It came as a bittersweet surprise to biologists and government agencies monitoring the steadily shrinking Salton Sea’s slide toward death by choking dust storms and salt.

Thousands of acres of exposed lake bed have become, of all things, the unintended beneficiaries of lush marshlands that are homes for endangered birds and fish at the outlets of agricultural and urban runoff that used to flow directly into the Salton Sea.

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Tom Anderson, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, surveys acres of exposed lake bed that have become marshlands at the Salton Sea.(Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Tom Anderson, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, surveys acres of exposed lake bed that have become marshlands at the Salton Sea.(Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

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