Bombay Beach is a town located on the Salton Sea in Southern California. The Salton Sea was formed in the early 1900’s when the Colorado River overflowed and filled the Salton Basin with water creating one of the largest inland seas in the United Sates. This new sea started attracting the water starved people of Southern California as a place for recreation. Some of them came to Bombay Beach whose tagline was “Living In Paradise”.

Eventually the sea started to evaporate. As the water level went down the salt level went up and started killing off the fish. What was once considered Paradise is now a beach is littered with old fish carcasses and the ruins of simple vacation homes and old piers that no longer reach the water.

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