San Diego's thirst for Colorado River water threatens ecosystem at Salton Sea
By Leon Thompson
Photos: Salton Sea Authority, U.S. Geological Survey, Salton Sea Museum, and Tobias Deml
September 20, 2014 (Salton Sea) – The rotten smell in the desert just east of East County is the harbinger of worse things yet to come.
The tell-tale odor of “rotten eggs" prompted officials to issue an air quality warning for the Coachella Valley. The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued an odor advisory Tuesday warning residents they could experience headaches and nausea.