Event Title: Jun 1891 Categories: ALL, Places, Events, EarlyHistory, FullTimeline Timelines: Early History, ALL, Full Timeline

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Unusually high water volume of the Colorado River caused it to overflow into the Salton Sink and resurrect a small portion of Cahuillia Lake once again.  The lake only grew to a shallow depth and occupied a much smaller area compared to past incarnations.

This was the last natural formation of the lake prior to the creation of the body of water now known as the Salton Sea.

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Early Map of the Imperial Valley showing areas prone to flooding.  The Alamo River (also known as the East River and Salton River) is not indicated on this map.