Dating fish in lots sea
Practically overnight, Southern California had an enormous inland sea.
Their bodies covered with a rocky crust, like a once submerged reef poking out of a calm sea.
(CDC) built a canal to siphon water from the Colorado River to irrigate the barren region to the south of the Salton Sink.
That region would eventually become the Imperial Valley.
Sometimes these resulting prehistoric seas would become large enough to join the Gulf of California over 100 miles to the south.
Because of the oppressive heat in the region, they would quickly evaporate.
Once the isolated retreat of the rich, it now sits far too close to the water in a field of thick, shoe-sucking mud.