Salton Sea

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Sal·ton Sea

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

Sal′ton Sea′

(ˈsɔl tn)
a shallow saline lake in S California, in the Imperial Valley, formed by the diversion of water from the Colorado River into a salt-covered depression (Sal′ton Sink′). 236 ft. (72 m) below sea level.
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Noun1.Salton Sea - a saltwater lake in southeastern CaliforniaSalton Sea - a saltwater lake in southeastern California
Calif., California, Golden State, CA - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
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