University of California

Case history: Salton Basin


Jewell L. Meyer
Jan van Schilfgaarde

Authors Affiliations

Jewell L. Meyer is Irrigation and Soils Specialist, Cooperative Extension, University of California, Riverside; Jan van Schilfgaarde is Director, U.S. Salinity Laboratory, Riverside.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 38(10):13-16. DOI:10.3733/ca.v038n10p13. October 1984.

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The Salton Basin extends 200 miles from San Gorgonio Pass in the north through the Coachella, Imperial, and Mexicali valleys to the Gulf of California. The basin covers a drainage area of about 8,000 square miles and at its deepest point is 273 feet below sea level — about the same as Death Valley.

Meyer J, van Schilfgaarde J. 1984. Case history: Salton Basin. Hilgardia 38(10):13-16. DOI:10.3733/ca.v038n10p13
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