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Ian Johnston
(203) 899-6757
10 Norden Place
Norwalk, CT
Agency
Tauck World Discovery
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Canada, Europe-Western, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Educational, Historical, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Nature, National Parks
Website
www.tauck.com

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Susan Geringer
(203) 216-7106
395 Greens Farms Rd
Westport, CT
Agency
Geringer Global Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Europe-Western, India, Middle East, South America, U.S. - Alaska, Asia-Central Asia, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Asia-Southeast Asia
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Group Vacation, Customized Travel
Website
www.geringerglobaltravel.com

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Richard Ward
(203) 226-3040
177 Post Rd West
Westport, CT
Agency
Ward Network, LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Carol Warren
(203) 454-5900
320 Post Rd W
Westport, CT
Agency
The Warren Travel Group, Inc./ American Express
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines
Website
www.warrentravel.com

Data Provided by:
Joan Duran
(203) 840-0261
54 Fox Run Rd
Norwalk, CT
Agency
Unlimited Travel Solutions, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

Data Provided by:
Angela Caes
(203) 899-6813
10 Norden Pl
Norwalk, CT
Agency
Tauck World Discovery
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, South America, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Historical, Incentive Travel, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, National Parks, Rail, Safari, Singles
Website
www.tauck.com

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Pat Ferguson
(914) 701-3200
2700 Westchester Ave
Purchase, NY
Agency
Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
England - United Kingdom, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises
Website
www.vwti.com

Data Provided by:
Janet Bangser
(203) 226-7255
49 Riverside Ave
Westport, CT
Agency
Pathfinders Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Europe-Western, South America
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Luxury Travel, Safari
Website
www.pathfinderswestport.com

Data Provided by:
Janet Irwin
(203) 838-8632
11 Hawkins Ave Ste 2
Norwalk, CT
Agency
France Encore L.L.C
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Europe-Western
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Equestrian, Historical, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Music & Performing Arts, Religious, Senior / Mature Adult, Women's Travel
Website
www.france-encore.com

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Cheryl Wilk
(203) 255-8831
79 S Benson Rd
Fairfield, CT
Agency
Nutmeg Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Specialities
Honeymoon, Leisure Travel, Family Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines
Website
www.nutmegtravelinc.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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