Salton Sea +
Grief tourists visiting the bone-bleached beaches bring crucial traffic and money to the ecologically devastated area.
The sea, fed by the Alamo and New River, has no outlet or drainage. Pesticides, irrigation runoff, and industrial pollutants contribute to massive bird and fish die-offs.
As the sea evaporates, the shoreline recedes, exposing the Salton floor. Toxins trapped under water are now free to travel on the wind, exposing permanent Slab City residents to toxic particulates.