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Sea of Cortez to Salton Sea Environmental Impact on the West

The Channel is a proposed project, a canal actually, proposed to be built from the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, to, and as far as, Palm Springs, California.

It is called a channel, instead of a canal, because that is the legal definition for such a project. The Channel was initially proposed as a military project, throughout the 20's and 30's. This proposal has never been abandoned for all of the U.S. Naval Reserves, along the original route, still exist. In 1968 it was proposed, primarily, as a transportation, (a shipping), corridor. In 2001, yet another purpose was proposed, to provide seawater to the Salton Sea. In that proposal, seawater was to replace fresh water, distributed from the Colorado River, and the replaced fresh water was to be redirected to other more beneficial uses, other than to stabilize the level of the Salton Sea. More recently, though, on August 18, 2005, the National Outdoor Recreation Council, (NORC), proposed several more purposes, large scale -- desalination, power generation, and environmental restoration. These additions were made possible because of new and revolutionary desalination process that allows seawater to be utilized to produce first, fresh potable water. This is accomplished in an enclave or closed and pressurized container. The destruction of a water molecule produces at least two prominent gases, these are Oxygen, which is the heavier of the two, and Hydrogen, which is the lightest, and rises to the top of the enclave. From there a special extraction process removes a continuous flow of Hydrogen. This is pumped through a network of tubes to a second container where another new technology known as the Bubble Gen Electric Generation system produces electricity with the help of a new Permanent Magnet that was developed in Europe and is ten times as powerful as any known magnet today. This technology produces enough electricity to operate the entire Plasma System.

In addition, the Hydrogen is saved as a usable product for future use. The Channel coming out of the Sea Of Cortez will be one mile wide and over 200 feet deep. This width and depth will be maintained up to the El Centro Harbor, which will be half in the US and half in Mexico. It will be approximately two miles in diameter to allow large ocean going container ships to maneuver, to dock, and off load cargo in this area. Interstate 8 runs through this area and access to shipping routes will be of prime importance. Along the two miles on either side of the channel on the Mexican side, which is being reserved for the development of industrial and commercial business, there is expected to me a migration of manufacturing businesses needing access to better shipping routes than can be obtained within the interior of Mexico. Another user of the channel will be the cruise line companies who will be able to bring their ships all the way up the channel to the area around Indio and Palm Springs California where their compliment of passengers will be able to disembark and go to the Indian Casinos of this area. It is anticipated that a few cruise lines will utilize this area as a starting point for cruises into the Pacific. Interstate 10 passes through this area and container ships are anticipated to utilize the Harbor located in the Indio Area to offload cargo which will open up the area for more jobs and will relieve the pressure currently being experienced at ports along the west coast of California.

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