Disappearing Salton Sea

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A fishermen works off a jetty in the Salton Sea Recreation Area on the Salton Sea's eastern shore in California, 2002. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

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Once-bustling marinas on shallow water in California's largest lake a few years ago are bone-dry. Carcasses of oxygen-starved tilapia lie on desolate shores. Flocks of eared grebes and shoreline birds bob up and down to feast on marine life.

An air of decline and strange beauty permeates the Salton Sea: The lake is shrinking — and on the verge of getting much smaller as more water goes to coastal cities. (AP)

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