Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge - Niland CA
N 33° 10.632 W 115° 36.940
11S E 629064 N 3671784
Quick Description: This National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1930. The Visitors Center is on W Sinclair Rd 4 miles south and 5.5 miles west of Niland, California. It was renamed Sonny Bono Salton Sea NWR in 1998.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 2/15/2011 10:19:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMAR46
Originally 32,766 acres, the rising Salton Sea has completely covered so much of the land, that only 2,000 acres remain.
The refuge is located in California’s Imperial Valley, 40 miles north of the Mexican border at the southern end of the Salton Sea. Because of its southern latitude, elevation of 227 feet below sea level, and location in the Sonoran Desert, the Refuge sees some of the hottest temperatures in the nation. Daily temperatures from May to October exceed 100°F with temperatures of 116°-120°F recorded yearly.
(info from Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge website )
W Sinclair Rd at Gentry Rd
4 miles south and 5.5 miles west of Niland, California
Corresponding Waymark: [Web Link]
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