The Salton Sea in California is actually a salty inland lake The level of salt in the lake s water what scientists call its salinity has been increasing steadily for years because the lake s water is evaporating faster than it is being replaced by rainfal

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The Salton Sea in California is actually a salty inland lake. The level of salt in the lake's water—what scientists call its salinity—has been increasing steadily for years because the lake's water is evaporating faster than it is being replaced by rainfall or rivers. If the trend continues, the lake's water will soon become so salty that the lake will be unable to support fish and bird populations. The lake would then become essentially a dead zone. Fortunately, there are several ways to reverse the trend that is threatening the lake's health.
One option is direct removal of salt from the lake's water in special desalination facilities. Water from the lake would be pumped into the facilities and heated. This would cause the water to evaporate into steam, while salt and other materials dissolved in the water would be left behind. The steam would then be cooled down and returned to the lake as salt-free water. Gradually, the high salt levels would be reduced and the lake’s overall health would be restored.
Another possible solution is to dilute the salt level in the lake with water from the ocean. Since water in the Pacific Ocean is 20 percent less salty than water in the lake, bringing ocean water into the lake would decrease the lake’s salinity. The ocean water could be delivered through pipelines or canals.
Yet another solution would be to control the lake's salinity by constructing walls to divide the lake into several sections. In the smaller sections, salinity would be allowed to increase. However, in the main and largest section, salinity would be reduced and controlled by, among other things, directing all the freshwater from small rivers in the area to flow into that main section of the lake.

In the article three different ways for controlling the salinity levels of Salton Sea are pointed out, but according to the lecturer these solutions are either unrealistic or pose some risks.
The first solution in the passage, is the direct removal of salt by pumping the lake water to disalination facilities and vaporizing the water leaving solid materials, and realising the salt free water back into the lake. The lecturer points out that even though the majority of the solid material left is salt, there are other types of chemicals that are toxic and if their breathed in while wind carries them they will pose health risks to us humans.
The second solution, is to dilute the salt using sea water from Pacific Ocean which holds 20 percent less salt, but to do this, a costly construction to build pipelines or canals has to take place. The distance from the Ocean to the lake is about 100 kilometers, so the local government may not have enough resources needed for covering a distance that large.
The Third and last solution, is to control the lake's salinity using walls to divide the lake, allowing the smaller sections to contain more salt and controll the salinity levels in the largest and main section of the lake. The lecturer argues that this solution is impractical due to the frequent and sometimes intense geological activities like earthquakes happening in the vicinity of the lake, and destroying the walls after a period of time.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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...y will pose health risks to us humans. The second solution, is to dilute the salt ...
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... pipelines or canals has to take place. The distance from the Ocean to the lake is ...
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...ed for covering a distance that large. The Third and last solution, is to control ...
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...rd and last solution, is to control the lakes salinity using walls to divide the lake...
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... lake, and destroying the walls after a period of time.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, first, if, may, second, so, third, while, as to

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 10.0 10.4613686534 96% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 2.0 5.04856512141 40% => OK
Conjunction : 12.0 7.30242825607 164% => OK
Relative clauses : 5.0 12.0772626932 41% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 11.0 22.412803532 49% => OK
Preposition: 33.0 30.3222958057 109% => OK
Nominalization: 10.0 5.01324503311 199% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1209.0 1373.03311258 88% => OK
No of words: 248.0 270.72406181 92% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.875 5.08290768461 96% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.96837696647 4.04702891845 98% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.48177212855 2.5805825403 96% => OK
Unique words: 149.0 145.348785872 103% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.600806451613 0.540411800872 111% => OK
syllable_count: 380.7 419.366225166 91% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.55342163355 97% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 0.0 3.25607064018 0% => OK
Article: 7.0 8.23620309051 85% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 1.25165562914 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 4.0 1.51434878587 264% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 1.0 2.5761589404 39% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 7.0 13.0662251656 54% => Need more sentences. Double check the format of sentences, make sure there is a space between two sentences, or have enough periods. And also check the lengths of sentences, maybe they are too long.
Sentence length: 35.0 21.2450331126 165% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively long.
Sentence length SD: 22.8142454602 49.2860985944 46% => The essay contains lots of sentences with the similar length. More sentence varieties wanted.
Chars per sentence: 172.714285714 110.228320801 157% => OK
Words per sentence: 35.4285714286 21.698381199 163% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.42857142857 7.06452816374 105% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 6.0 4.19205298013 143% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 2.0 4.33554083885 46% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 4.0 4.45695364238 90% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 1.0 4.27373068433 23% => More facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.277041899227 0.272083759551 102% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.116573125355 0.0996497079465 117% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0816119861551 0.0662205650399 123% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.149515883096 0.162205337803 92% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0412285129215 0.0443174109184 93% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 19.3 13.3589403974 144% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 44.41 53.8541721854 82% => OK
smog_index: 11.2 5.55761589404 202% => Smog_index is high.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 15.8 11.0289183223 143% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.62 12.2367328918 95% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.45 8.42419426049 112% => OK
difficult_words: 64.0 63.6247240618 101% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 19.0 10.7273730684 177% => OK
gunning_fog: 16.0 10.498013245 152% => OK
text_standard: 16.0 11.2008830022 143% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 85.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 25.5 Out of 30
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