always a sucker for the salton sea

America’s Dead Sea from Jim Lo Scalzo on Vimeo.

i saw this post last month on and immediately added it to my collection of salton sea ephemera. such a fascinating artifact of rapid ascent and decline, i don’t think i’ll ever get tired of wondering about it. this video uses the narration of a film from its heyday juxtaposed with current images, capturing a great deal of the stark transformation that’s happened there in a mere 50 years.

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