Foul stink likely tied to dead fish at Salton Sea, strong winds

Foul smell in Los Angeles are my be caused by dead fish in Salton Sea.

Authorities said the foul smell reported by thousands of Southern California residents from Palm Springs to Ventura County was mostly likely caused by a fish die-off at the Salton Sea combined with strong winds overnight that pushed the smell into the Los Angeles area.

Officials investigating stressed that they have not determined an official cause – and added they’ve never heard of the Salton Sea die-off smell spreading so far. But they say the sea is now the focus of the probe.

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