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Salton Sea - Odor Advisory


Last updated 7/29/2016 at 9:22am

The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued an odor advisory due to elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide from in the Salton Sea.

Hourly average concentrations of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) peaked the morning of July 28 at 60 parts per billion immediately downwind of the Salton Sea – at a monitor close to the shore, in an area with little population. The monitor in Mecca, a more populated community further downwind, has not exceeded the state standard at this time.

The alert will continue through Sunday, July 31. There may be periodic episodes of high concentrations of hydrogen sulfide during that time.


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