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Salton Sea – Odor Alert


Last updated 9/4/2015 at 11:38am

South Coast Air Quality Management District issued an odor alert Thursday evening as the hourly average concentrations of hydrogen sulfide reached levels of 129 parts per billion in the community of Mecca, more than four times the state standard of 30 parts per billion for outdoor levels.

In 2012, the Salton Sea released hydrogen sulphide in to the air which blew 150 miles west across Southern California creating more than 230 odor complaints by the public as the smell made its way through the Banning Pass and into the Temecula, San Bernardino, San Gabriel and San Fernando valleys.

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