Salton Sea could be worse than Owens Lake - Imperial Valley Press Online: Local News

Salton Sea could be worse than Owens Lake

Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 11:23 pm

The sparsely populated Owens Valley is the site of some of the highest levels of particulate matter air pollution ever recorded in the United States, with most of it originating from the dried Owens Lake bed.

And while Imperial County’s Salton Sea still contains water, it will likely be worse than Owens Lake if the sea is allowed to dry up, said Ted Schade, air pollution control officer with Great Basin Air Pollution Control District.

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