That Stinkin' Global Warming!
"Septic conditions" could be created by the carcasses on the shores and the sinking dead fish, and that could pose serious health risks, said Jose Angel, assistant executive officer for the California Water Quality Board.
"We're worried about bacteria (in the localized water) that could be harmful," Angel said, adding that flies and mosquitoes could be drawn to the area. "A number of things could potentially develop."
While a cleanup of the sea's shores is scheduled for March 10, Salton Sea Authority Executive Director Rick Daniels said it will not alleviate the odor problem.
"When the fish sink to the bottom, we can't do anything about them," he said.
"We'll have 10 to 15 feet of odors coming out through the sea that will probably last through the summer."
I'm not sure what 10 to 15 feet of odors smells like, but I know I don't want to know.
A cold snap in January caused water temperatures to dip into the 50s, which can be lethal for the fish, California Fish and Game biologist Jack Crayon said.Temperatures in the sunny California desert cold enough long enough to drive water temperatures down the the 50s -- wow, this global warming is worse than I thought.
Another example of why the genius idiots behind Warmie hysteria are insisting we call it climate change instead of global warming. Long before the stink wears off the Salton Sea, the Warmies will be claiming this is more proof of the havok industrialization is wreaking on our poor, defenseless planet.