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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A saline lake of southeast California in the Imperial Valley. It was a salt-covered depression known as the Salton Sink until 1905, when flood waters of the Colorado River formed the lake.

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  • n. a saltwater lake in southeastern California

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Examples

  • Until the river was wrestled under control two years later, the Colorado poured into what became known as the Salton Sea, a lake that is still the largest body of water in California.

    Can-Do Spirit in the Desert

  • His table was at a window that looked out at the blue-white sheath called the Salton Sea and then farther east to the Chocolate Mountains.

    The Black Ice

  • The Salton Sea is the "fastest" saltwater body on Earth -- literally -- because of the buoyancy of the water and the density of the air at more that 200 feet below sea level.

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  • Opponents used the litigation to challenge the state's commitment to pay for restoring the Salton Sea, which is fed by Colorado River irrigation channels.

    Summit Daily News - Top Stories

  • The plan committed California state government and a collection of water suppliers to pay up to $133 million toward restoring the Salton Sea, which is fed by the Colorado River irrigation channels that were being diverted.

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  • Critics challenged the state's commitment to pay for restoring the Salton Sea, which is fed by Colorado River irrigation channels.

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  • The Salton Sea was a very important movie to me because it dealt with some of the things that were going on in my family's life at the time.

    /Film

  • This process turned the gulf’s northernmost arm into the landlocked lake later known as the Salton Sea.

    Colossus

  • "The Salton Sea is a place for large amounts of agricultural runoff which sometimes creates large algae blooms.

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  • The Salton Sea, surrounded by flat, forbidding desert and distant mountain ranges, seemed like a page taken from some other planet.

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