The Salton Sea is an interesting example of when humans take water away, give it back again, and then take it away, yet again. The sea was a long-standing body of water until the Colorado River was redirected. When a levy failed, the redirected river returned to its original path, replenishing the Sea for years while the levy was being rebuilt. It experienced a golden age as a recreational destination for Los Angeles’s cramped denizens…until it started to sink. As more water evaporates per year than is replenished into the Sea, the Salton Sea retains little other than salt, farm runoff, and the resulting dead fish. Rent is pretty low.