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Season 10, Episode 71 of 99

California's Salton Sea was once hailed as a miracle in the desert. Located about 40 miles south of Palm Springs, it's the state's largest inland body of water. But today, the sea is no longer the early 20th century fishing and recreation hotspot it once was -- it's drying up, fish are dying and lakeside retreats are thinning. Instead, it has become a haven for artists who are converting lands around the Salton Sea to allow painters, sculptors and others to do battle with the sand, the sun and the wind. NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker reports.

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