The Alamo River feeds into the Salton Sea near Niland, CA. The Alamo River starts in Mexico and picks up irrigation runoff and factory effluent from the surrounding area.
Buck and Naomi Griffis
A dead tree at sunrise near Red Hill Marina at the south end of the Salton Sea. In 2007, the tree pictured was 6 feet underwater.
A massive Tilapia die off in 2011. Seasonal temperature fluctuations lead to algae blooms, which suffocate the Tilapia that die from lack of oxygen in the water.
A doublewide mobile home at Salton Sea Beach before dawn, 2011.
A sign marks the entrance to the Riviera Keys subdivision of Salton City at dusk underneath a full moon.
Dead palm trees on the site of the demolished Salton Bay Yacht Club.
Trees near Red Hill Marina, 2007 on left, and 2013 on right. The Salton Sea has been slowly drying out due to drought and changes in water use and management.
The jetty at Red Hill Marina. On the left is the marina in 2007, and 2013 in the right.
Fred Garbutt, proprietor of the International Banana Museum near North Shore.
Salvation Mountain at night. Salvation Mountain is a religious monument created by Leonard Knight, who has lived in the desert for decades. Leonard suffered a stroke in 2011 and is now in a nursing home.
Donna Solem has spent her winters at the Fountain of Youth Spa for the last five decades. Solem is from the St. Paul Minnesota area and originally came to the spa with her parents after World War II.
Site of the Salton Bay Yacht Club during a winter storm.
Desiccated Tilapia rot on the shore of the Salton Sea beneath the Milky Way.
Cracked mud houses the remains of a Tilapia fish in a channel cut by torrential monsoon rains in late August, 2013.
Dirt golf course at the Fountain of Youth Spa near Bombay Beach
An abandoned boat named "Godzilla" sits encrusted in salt during at night near North Shore and California Highway 111.
An abandoned boat under the Milky Way, near Highway 111.
Dock near Red Hill Marina
Recently exposed mud underneath a dock covered in bird footprints has turned green due to decaying organic fish matter and bird guano.
South end of the Salton Sea from the air
Salton Sea from the air
Newly planted field under irrigation at night, unincorporated Santa Rosa
Sea & Sun Motel, Salton Sea Beach
A road dead-ends into the the Salton Sea in the town of Desert Shores.