Borrego Valley Water Shortage

THIRST — centerpiece — In a flat desert valley filled with cholla, creosote, citrus, and golf, far away from any major highway or California water project, residents are struggling to deal with an impending water shortage, highlighted by the failure of a public well this past spring. Williams. 36 inches w/art, map. (clifford) MOVED Preserving a way of life here may force dramatic changes, and water experts say that some of the difficult choices facing Borrego Springs – whether to fallow farmland, allow desert flora to wither and die and starve wildlife in California’s largest state park – will be confronted increasingly by Californians in other parts of the state as water sources become less reliable.
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