California’s 365 square mile shrinking sea exposes playa heavy with contaminants and particulate matter and effects the air quality.
The increasingly exposed playa makes the health impacts of the more frequent sand storms more severe and is a main cause of
hospitalization for asthma in the region.
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1) with plans to divert more of the water that feeds it, could lose 60 percent of its volume in the next 20 years.
2) killing the fish and devastating the 400 species of migrating birds that feed on them.
3) as the lake contracts, more land will be exposed to fierce desert winds that whip sand and foul the air.