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Source(s); The Salton Sea – A Study of the Geography, the Geology, The Floristics, and the Ecology of a Desert Basin by Daniel Trembly MacDougal and Collaborators – 1914 p. 16 and Report of a Geological Reconnaissance in California by William Phipps Blake made during an expedition lead by Lieutenant Robert Stockton Williamson p. 228 and The Salton Sea – Geology, History, Potential Problems, Politics, and Possible Futures of an Unnatural Desert Salt Lake by Larry C. Oglesby – 2005 p. 9-11, as part of Memoirs of the Southern California Academy of Sciences (first published 1938) and USGS Bulletin 845 – Guidebook of the Western United States Part F. – 1933 by USA Government Printing Office p. 251

Animations(s); Redlands Institute YouTube Channel (University of Redlands)

Note(s); There are extensive sources from the 1800s and 1900s, as early as William P. Blake’s 1854 accounting of the region, theorizing the idea that the northern part of the Gulf of California – Sea of Corez was cut off by the delta of the Colorado River.  As a consequence there are a large number of books, publications, and web sites that continue to disseminate this inaccurate information.  Even though it is a plausible concept, the original theories were made at a time where consideration of the tremendous amount of tectonic plate movement in the area was not accounted for.

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The Salton Sea – Geology, History, Potential Problems, Politics, and Possible Futures of an Unnatural Desert Salt Lake

It is worth noting that almost one third of this book is devoted to bibliographical references which indicates an extensive depth of research.