The Salton Sea is a Known Geothermal Resource Area. CalEnergy has several geothermal plants which produce energy solely from naturally occuring geothermal steam. Deep wells tap into superheated water thousands of feet below the earth's crust and the steam powers turbines which produce electricity. The electricity is then sold to third parties to help power the grid.
Giant Eagle sculpture by Ricardo Braceda for the Galleta Meadows Sky Art installation. Galleta Meadows owner Dennis Avery commissioned Braceda to create many large metal sculptures for display on the open desert property he owns in Borrego Springs, California near Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The original sculptures represented animals that roamed these lands many years ago, later sculptures reflect the history of the area, and the most recent are whimsical.