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Voice: Maybe leaving the Salton Sea alone is the answer

December 19, 2001

Sometimes I feel they should forget about all this help to save the Salton Sea.

This is why. I came here in 1966 and one of the first things I heard was in one year there wouldn't be one fish alive in the Salton Sea.

Fact No. 1 — there are more fish in the Salton Sea now than there were then.

Fact No. 2 — any saltwater will have fish die-offs.

I once lived on Tampa Bay in Florida, which is a part of the Gulf of Mexico. We had fish die-offs so bad our throats were burning and they were hauling fish away in huge dump trucks.

It has been almost 30 years since I was told in one year there would be no more fish in the Salton Sea. Maybe the sea can do better on its own.

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Let's just leave it alone. Oh yes, lots of fish yet in Tampa Bay.

JOSEPH ALEXANDER

Salton City

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