The Salton Sea Centennial Symposium

Proceedings of a Symposium Celebrating a Century of Symbiosis Among Agriculture, Wildlife and People, 1905–2005, held in San Diego, California, USA, March 2005

  • Stuart H. Hurlbert
Conference proceedings

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 201)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-3
  2. Eutrophication, Nutrient Cycling, and Remediation

    1. Dale M. Robertson, S. Geoffrey Schladow, G. Chris Holdren
      Pages 21-36
    2. I. R. Rodriguez, C. Amrhein, M. A. Anderson
      Pages 37-44
    3. Eu Gene Chung, S. Geoffrey Schladow, Joaquim Perez-Losada, Dale M. Robertson
      Pages 57-75
    4. J. B. Geraci, C. Amrhein, C. C. Goodson
      Pages 77-84
  3. Physical and Chemical Limnology

    1. B. Marti-Cardona, T. E. Steissberg, S. G. Schladow, S. J. Hook
      Pages 85-95
    2. M. A. Anderson, L. Whiteaker, E. Wakefield, C. Amrhein
      Pages 97-110
    3. Jason P. de Koff, Michael A. Anderson, Christopher Amrhein
      Pages 111-121
  4. Contaminant Issues

  5. Economics

    1. Kurt A. Schwabe, Peter W. Schuhmann, Kenneth A. Baerenklau, Nermin Nergis
      Pages 181-195

About these proceedings


This volume deals with many aspects of the physical and chemical limnology of the Salton Sea, California’s largest lake and a lake that may soon to be the object of a multi-billion dollar restoration project. Formed in 1905 by an accidental breaching of outtake structures on the Colorado River, and maintained since then by large and steady inflows of agricultural wastewaters, it has long served as an important habitat for fish and waterbirds and as a major recreational area for people. Highlly eutrophic and with a salinity that is steadily rising and now nearly 50 g/L, it is a lake in great trouble. Most fish species have disappeared, and large fish and bird dieoffs have been common in recent decades. Many of the papers in this volume represent studies undertaken with the aim of informing the re-engineering of this ecosystem so that its value to wildlife and man can be restored or enhanced.


Eutrophication Geochemistry Habitat Lake Restoration Limnology Salt Lakes Sediment distribution ecosystem nutrient cycling

Editors and affiliations

  • Stuart H. Hurlbert
    • 1
  1. 1.San Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA

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