Arco Iris (the end of the rainbow) by Carlos Najera

 The soil was untouched, multi-thousands of alluvial floods left it flat and rich with nutrients. Limited water and an abundant supply of heat kept the land from being invaded by a plow.

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That is until astute businessmen noticed the geography of the Valley, rich soil, and one of the world’s greatest rivers sixty miles to the east.

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The year was 1900 when the California Development Company began building a series of canals that lead from the Colorado River to the flatlands of the Imperial Valley.

At the same time the river flooded and broke through the dams. The Colorado River flowed directly into the Imperial Valley.

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The water flowed down to the lowest point for sixteen months.  This lowest point became the became known as the Salton Sea.

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About jedwardnajera

I am a Poet. I live the life of a poet. I am an artist, a member of Gallery 9 in Los Altos, California. I published a novel Nena the Fairy and the Iron Rose, available through Amazon Books. I spent over thirty five years in a classroom. My father kept a living record of his lifetime as he lived through the Twentieth Century. He was born in 1908 and almost lived long enough to see us enter the new millennium. He was a mechanical engineer and had a wonderful love of history and science. He entrusted to me nearly 400 pages that he wrote through the years. He wrote in Spanish and I have spent six months translating these pages into English. Now I am in the process of editing, rewriting, and revising them. I am trying to post a new entry or chapter each Friday. Check in on us at least once a week for the latest post.
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