Drip-irrigated lemon #orchards on the eastern edge of San Bernardino County in #California. The company Cadiz owns 34000 acres in the Mojave Desert with billions of gallons of fresh water locked deep below the sagebrush-dotted land. But it will take at least another $200 million for Cadiz to dig dozens of wells filter the water and then move it 43 miles across the desert through a new pipeline before thirsty Southern Californians can drink a drop. Over the last decade revenue from the lemon…

Drip-irrigated lemon #orchards on the eastern edge of San Bernardino County in #California. The company Cadiz owns 34000 acres in the Mojave Desert with billions of gallons of fresh water locked deep below the sagebrush-dotted land. But it will take at least another $200 million for Cadiz to dig dozens of wells filter the water and then move it 43 miles across the desert through a new pipeline before thirsty Southern Californians can drink a drop. Over the last decade revenue from the lemon…

This desert in the Southwest is experiencing a wildflower 'superbloom'

This desert in the Southwest is experiencing a wildflower ‘superbloom’

This desert in the Southwest is experiencing a wildflower 'superbloom'

As Lake Mead Dries Up, Engineers Dig Deep in Search for Water - NBC News

As Lake Mead Dries Up, Engineers Dig Deep in Search for Water

As Lake Mead Dries Up, Engineers Dig Deep in Search for Water - NBC News

Arizona water outlook not as dire as California

Arizona water outlook not as dire as California

Dwarf Key Lime Tree...grow them indoor for all around year key limes

Dwarf Key Lime Tree...grow them indoor for all around year key limes

The new seismic hazard map shows the shaking risk from manmade earthquakes.<br />

Man-Made Earthquakes Rising in US, New Maps Show

While many towns in California have reduced consumption in recent months, residents in nearly a fifth of water districts used more than 100 gallons a day in January.

How Has the Drought Affected California’s Water Use?

While many towns in California have reduced consumption in recent months, residents in nearly a fifth of water districts used more than 100 gallons a day in January.

Now in its third year, the state’s record-breaking drought is being felt in many ways: vanishing lakes and rivers, lost agricultural jobs, fallowed farmland, rising water bills, suburban yards gone brown.

With Dry Taps and Toilets, California Drought Turns Desperate

Now in its third year, the state’s record-breaking drought is being felt in many ways: vanishing lakes and rivers, lost agricultural jobs, fallowed farmland, rising water bills, suburban yards gone brown.

PHOTO: Tires that were once under water are now exposed above the water line at the defunct Echo Bay Marina in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, May 19, 2016. Lake Meads surface was at its lowest level Wednesday since the reservoir was created.

Water Levels in Lake Mead Reach Record Lows

PHOTO: Tires that were once under water are now exposed above the water line at the defunct Echo Bay Marina in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, May 19, 2016. Lake Meads surface was at its lowest level Wednesday since the reservoir was created.

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