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Media Advisory: Restoring California’s "Inland Sea"
Released: 7/28/2009 12:21:16 PM

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Lee Case 1-click interview
Phone: 760-777-1574



The Salton Sea is California's largest lake. Its salinity is about 30% greater than the Pacific Ocean. Because of its location, the Salton Sea is critical to more than 400 species of migratory birds on the Pacific and Central flyways.

What: USGS public lecture on restoring California's "Inland Sea” -- the role of science in restoration of the unique Salton Sea environment.

Who: USGS scientists Lee Case and Doug Barnum

When:  Lecture preview -- 12:00 noon, Thursday, July 30, 2009

        Media availability for questions and interviews -- 1:00 p.m., Thursday, July 30, 2009

        Public lecture -- 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 30, 2009

Where:  Building 3, 2nd-floor Auditorium

        U.S. Geological Survey

        345 Middlefield Road

        Menlo Park, California  

Map and Directions: http://online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar/map.html


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