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Previously an empty desert sink nearly as far below sea level as Death Valley, the Salton Sea originally formed in 1905-07 from a pre-Hoover Dam flood of water from the Colorado River. The 1931 project that created Hoover Dam (aka Boulder Dam) was the result of flood control on the river. Eventually becoming the largest lake in California, a boom town grew around the lake, with all the typical real-estate promotional development and hype, peaking in the 1950s. In the ensuing decades, as the lake slowly began to shrink, land values dropped, tourism faltered, the salinity of the water and pollution have increased, and the area has become a virtual ghost town.
Dr. Jess Rogers:
We must remember that these creatures can travel over land, too.
Just prior to being attacked the lock keeper's shirt is obviously wet from a previous take.