Top Image; A picture of the Chocolate Forest floor several months after planting.
Bottom Image; Topographical map of California, Nevada, and Baja, USA and Sinclare Commercial Zone showing the location of the Chocolate Forest. Note; The Salton Sea is shown as its current larger size along with the original smaller version.
|Elevation||877 m (2,877 ft)|
|District||Sinclare Commercial Zone|
|Age of rock||
The Chocolate Forest of the Sinclare Cz is located in southern California, USA, east of the Salton Sea. It is named after the Chocolate Mountains on which the southern section of the forest is located. The forest also occupies the Orocopia Mountains and Mecca Hills to the north. Prior to the introduction of the genetically modified RedZu trees the region was a dry desert like area that typically received less than 5 inches of rain a year. The introduction of RedZu trees was made possible by the favorable climate changes induced by the rise and enlargement of the Salton Sea during the 2050s and 2060s.
Sunrise for the Salton Sea regions is delayed by several minutes because of the RedZu trees at the crest of the Chocolate Mountains when compared to the time when the mountains were bare of foliage.