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Keys View Sunset 2

Sunset view from Key's View, Joshua Tree NP. Winter 2010. This view is looking towards the Salton Sea which is towards the left of the image but poorly seen, while to the right of the Sea are the Santa Rosa Mountains. Far off to the right is the city of Palm Springs, CA.


The Salton Sea is approximately one mile below the location of this shot and its water level is 226ft below sea level. An accidental dam break during the building of the Cochella Canal allowed the Colorado River to stream through it into the Salton Sink (a prehistoric dry lake bed) which created the Salton Sea in 1905. The Salton Sea is the largest lake (though it is salt or saline water) in California.


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Taken on February 2, 2010