Disappearing Salton Sea

Associated Press
In this Dec. 27, 2010 photo, a public building stands on the rugged terrain in Salton City, Calif., a town on the Salton Sea. Water conservation efforts are being made in hopes of restoring the evaporating inland sea that was once considered a developing center for tourism. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

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The barren earth and dead trees reveal the blight of the Salton Sea, the largest lake in California, where water conservation efforts are attempting to restore the once natural playground and tourist site. The evaporating Salton Sea is the flashpoint for the latest dispute in California's water wars, testing an uneasy alliance that has sought to wean the Golden State from overreliance on Colorado River water.

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