Reply To: TPO 54 – The Salton Sea in California – Summarize the points made in the lecture, being sure to explain how they respond to the specific concerns presented in the reading passage.
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This reading passage proposes three solutions to t
he problem of[ impede ] increasing salinity in the[article error ] Slaton Sea in California. However, the professor (does not)[avoid using NOT ] consider the[ realistic and practical aspects of the ] given solutions as being realistic and practical.
According to the reading passage, special desalination facilities can remove salt from the lake through evaporation. Although the professor agrees that its[ unclear pronoun ] salinity will decrease, she points out that serious problems can arise by doing so[ two clauses lack logical connection ]. For instance, the solid materials left behind can pose a potential health threat. If the[ article error ] wind swept some
of the toxic chemicals into the air, people might breathe them in and have health problems.
Besides, the reading passage considers diluting the salt level (with the water from the ocean)[ wordy ] as another[ /an alternative ] applicable solution. Even though the professor agrees that this method may alleviate the salinity problem, she does not think that it is a viable solution since this method requires (constructing pipes)[unclear/word form error ]. However, the local government may not have (enough resources)[unclear ] to pay them[unclear pronoun ]. The professor further argues that it[ unclear pronoun ] can be a significant problem, given that these long pipes need (lots of)[ informal ] piping materials. As a result, the cost of constructing such pipes can be prohibitive.
Moreover, the reading passage proposes to build walls as a means to divide lakes into several sections. Thereby,
the freshwater from small rivers can mitigate the salinity of the large sections. Yet, the professor does not believe that such a solution can work for a long time. When earthquakes occur, these walls may collapse. As a result, the freshwater will mix with the high-salinity sections again. In a nutshell, [ In light of the reasons noted above, ]the professor thinks the three proposed solutions are[remain ] impractical and unrealistic given the reasons above.