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State park closures could drain local economies




SALTON CITY, CA - JULY 7: Dead palm trees stand at a former yacht club on the shore of the Salton Sea, the biggest lake in California, which has dried up and refilled numerous times, on July 7, 2011 in Salton City, California.
SALTON CITY, CA - JULY 7: Dead palm trees stand at a former yacht club on the shore of the Salton Sea, the biggest lake in California, which has dried up and refilled numerous times, on July 7, 2011 in Salton City, California.
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This time next year there will be fewer places for Californians to camp, hike and hit the beach. Budget cuts are forcing the state to close a quarter of all its parks. The list included McGrath Beach, Palomar Mountain and the Salton Sea. For the communities around those parks - it not only means losing a place to play, it means losing a major source of income as well. Sanden Totten reports from the Salton Sea.