January 22, 2022
Salton Sea's belch advisory extended
SALTON SEA – (INT) – The Salton Sea’s indigestion is being felt all the way to Palm Springs.

California’s largest lake has been belching up increasing high levels of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) this summer. Wednesday’s peak reading of 233 ppb was 8-times the state standard averaged over 1-hour.

Southeasterly winds are pushing the nauseating gas across much of the Coachella Valley. Some people may experience headaches and nausea, or respiratory and nasal irritation. However, the symptoms are temporary and do not cause any long-term health effects.

The AQMD’s odor advisory is posted through Monday and may be extended.
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