Presentation Title

Salton Sea and The Toxic Dust

Presenter Information

Alanna ButlerFollow

Faculty Mentor

James Miller

Start Date

23-11-2019 8:45 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 9:30 AM

Location

134

Session

poster 2

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

creative_arts_design

Abstract

Salton Sea and The Toxic Dust

Author: Alanna Butler, San Marcos University

Mentor: James Miller

Art has a way of bring attention and communicating issue that have been overlooked. I believe the Salton sea has been an over looked issue in California. There is a lot chemicals and hazardous pollution in the dirt of the water. These chemical are arsenic and selenium Chromium, zinc, lead and pesticides. The Salton sea has started to dry up over the years. This is causing a toxic dust from the dried man-made lake. If this issue isn’t dealt with we could start seeing more cases of asthma, that have already started to affect community around the Salton sea. We could even see a rise in cancer. The high salt and toxic water is effecting are wild life also. The fish are dying and the bird will lose their food sources. We need to fix this issue. This issue will eventually effect everyone in southern California. The longer we wait the more it is going to affect southern Californian and environment. If I could bring awareness and action to this issue, If people would care about this topic. No one else wouldn’t have to suffer from the dust and dried lake anymore. My plan is the create a poster that will grab people attention and bring awareness to this issue. A simple but effective design that all ages can understand. I dream that Californians will demand for action from are government to fix this problem. Until then will just have to wait and see.

Resources

“The Salton Sea: A Status Update.”, The California Legislature's Nonpartisan Fiscal and Policy Advisor, 29 Aug. 2018, lao.ca.gov/Publications/Report/3879.

McClurg, Sue. “The Salton Sea.” Environment and Economic Values of the Salton Sea, Western Watern, Water Education Foundation, Mar. 1994, www.sci.sdsu.edu/salton/EnvirnEconValueSaltonSea.html.

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Salton Sea and The Toxic Dust

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Salton Sea and The Toxic Dust

Author: Alanna Butler, San Marcos University

Mentor: James Miller

Art has a way of bring attention and communicating issue that have been overlooked. I believe the Salton sea has been an over looked issue in California. There is a lot chemicals and hazardous pollution in the dirt of the water. These chemical are arsenic and selenium Chromium, zinc, lead and pesticides. The Salton sea has started to dry up over the years. This is causing a toxic dust from the dried man-made lake. If this issue isn’t dealt with we could start seeing more cases of asthma, that have already started to affect community around the Salton sea. We could even see a rise in cancer. The high salt and toxic water is effecting are wild life also. The fish are dying and the bird will lose their food sources. We need to fix this issue. This issue will eventually effect everyone in southern California. The longer we wait the more it is going to affect southern Californian and environment. If I could bring awareness and action to this issue, If people would care about this topic. No one else wouldn’t have to suffer from the dust and dried lake anymore. My plan is the create a poster that will grab people attention and bring awareness to this issue. A simple but effective design that all ages can understand. I dream that Californians will demand for action from are government to fix this problem. Until then will just have to wait and see.

Resources

“The Salton Sea: A Status Update.”, The California Legislature's Nonpartisan Fiscal and Policy Advisor, 29 Aug. 2018, lao.ca.gov/Publications/Report/3879.

McClurg, Sue. “The Salton Sea.” Environment and Economic Values of the Salton Sea, Western Watern, Water Education Foundation, Mar. 1994, www.sci.sdsu.edu/salton/EnvirnEconValueSaltonSea.html.