In a hard-hitting exposé, the Desert Sun earlier this month seems to have conclusively cleared the Salton Sea of charges that it smells really bad:
The smell seemed to be everywhere — except the place where people usually think it comes from.
A pungent, sewer-like odor in the air was noted Friday morning by people across the Coachella Valley.
“Eight o’clock, I went outside to walk the dog and said, ‘Oh my goodness. What the hell is this?’” said Bryan Cox, a resident of northern Palm Springs.
But it was a nice day Friday along the shore of the Salton Sea, the 35-mile-long lake formed in a natural basin by agricultural runoff.
But one employee coming in from east La Quinta took note of the odor. “He said it was the Salton Sea,” Hermann said.
Palm Springs ecologist Jim Cornett said the usual suspect is, in this case, the correct one.
“I noticed it right away when I went out to get the paper, and I said ‘Oh, Salton Sea,’” he said.
I am so confused. Does the Salton Sea stink? Anyone?