A Lake in the Colorado Desert.

Issue 1 and Volume 1891 10.

A Lake in the Colorado Desert. A San Francisco dispatch of June 29 to The New York Tribune says: “The sudden flooding of the lowest part of the Colorado Desert, about Salton, is one of the strangest phenomena ever witnessed on this coast. Here is a great inland basin which at its lowest part is 270 feet below the sea level. It has an area of 3000 square miles, and extends from about 100 miles from the Colorado river clear to Seven Palms on the Southern Pacific Railroad. Near Salton are extensive salt works where the product exists almost in its natural state. On Saturday evening moisture was noticed all over this salt deposit, and soon little streams of water were seen trickling along, coming apparently from the south portion of the valley. These kept increasing in volume and spread out, joining each other, until by Sunday morning there were…

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