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Jason Hearne
(702) 220-6347
6173 South Rainbow Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV
Agency
IEP Group, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Central America, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Business Travel, Corporate / Government, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Government Travel, Historical, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Meeting Planning / Events, Reunions, Student / Youth
Website
www.iepgroupinc.com

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Margie Dolgin
(702) 220-5628
3395 S Jones Blvd #174
Las Vegas, NV
Agency
Coast To Coast Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Antarctica/Arctic Region, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Middle East, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Motorcoach / Bus, National Parks, Rail, Safari, Senior / Mature Adult, Ski / WinterSports
Website
www.coasttravel.com

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Lloyd West
(360) 201-6363
4410 Peaceful Heights Ln
Las Vegas, NV
Agency
Travel Leaders/Travel Center
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelcenter4u.com

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Nanette Muraoka
(702) 876-7000
5241 Spring Mountain Rd
Las Vegas, NV
Agency
Southwest Corporate Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Rosalind Chomitz
(702) 699-9851
2562 Love St
Las Vegas, NV
Agency
RGC Travel Agency LTD
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Debbie Marshall
(702) 656-8609
8560 W Rosada Way
Las Vegas, NV
Agency
Travel Diva Productions
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Central America, Latin America & Mexico, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Gay & Lesbian, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel
Website
www.traveldivaproductions.com

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Mary Noyes
(702) 876-3096
7540 Adobe Cliffs Cir
Las Vegas, NV
Agency
A Touch of Class Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Marilyn Ayars
(702) 255-0329
2251 N Rampart Blvd #359
Las Vegas, NV
Agency
Cruises Extraordinaire, Ltd.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.cruiseswithmarilyn.com

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Dheya Nasser Al Rahma
97143533325
6600 W Charleston Bl.124
LAS VEGAS, NV
Agency
Davies Tourism USA LLC.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Middle East, Asia-Southeast Asia, Europe-Western
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Family Travel, Golf & Tennis, Nature, Safari
Website
www.daviestourism.com

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Willie Howard
(210) 258-2040
1421 East Sunset Road
Las Vegas, NV
Agency
Travelocity
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelocity.com

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Discover Salton Sea, CA

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November 30, 2010 by Rex Vogel · 2 Comments  

Following along the San Andreas Fault, California State Highway 111 winds around the eastern shore of Salton Sea which occupies the Salton Basin, a remnant of prehistoric Lake Cahuilla.

The Salton Sea is a haven for bird watchers © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Lying 228 feet below sea level, Salton Sea is an inland saline lake in the Sonoran Desert of extreme southeastern California. It is bordered on the south by the rich agricultural areas of the Imperial Valley and on the west, by Anza-Borrego Desert State Park . Both the Salton Sea State Recreation Area and the Sony Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge are located on its shores.

The Salton Sea is currently 35 miles by 15 miles and can be as long as 40 miles by almost 20 miles in particularly wet years. It has an average depth of nearly 30 feet and, at its deepest, is 51 feet. It contains 7.3 million acre feet of water and evaporates 1.3 million acre feet each year. There is a five-mile-long trench on the south end of the Sea that is 51 feet deep. Interestingly, the bed of the Salton Sea is only five feet higher than the lowest spot in Death Valley.

It is estimated that over 1 million visitors spend time at the Salton Sea each year.

From the highway you will spot the sea past fields of citrus; it looks much more like a huge mirage.
The Salton Sea is the big mystery here. How and why it came into being is a fascinating story. The Salton Sea is a place that’s been accurately dubbed the weirdest body of water in America. It has no outlet, and its main sources of new water are agricultural drainage ditches. It has become a natural wonder.

Water flow and climate shaped the basin, creating one of the most diverse regions in the world. The area contains an amazing range of plants and animals. It continues to change today. Name your interest and you will probably find a chance to pursue it in the Salton Sea area. Ancient history, bat caves, boating, camping, conservation, fishing, geology—right through the alphabet—it is all here.

One of several recreation areas along the Salton Sea. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Geologically, this area was once part of a larger body of water extending north through the San Joaquin Valley. A great up thrust lifted the land and formed mountains. The downfolding created Salton sink and the Imperial and Coachella valleys. The sink was dry for many years and salt was mined from it.

In 1901, a dam was built to divert water from the Colorado River near Yuma and carried in canals to irrigate lands in the Imperial Valley. In 1905, the dam broke and water rushed into the Salton Sink for two years, filling it to an elevation of 195 feet below sea level.

Already more salty than seawater, and becoming more saline by the day, the Salton Sea was steeped in continuous political controversy over its future during the 1950s and 60s.

The Salton Sea was a popular sporting dest...

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