The Times podcast: Colorado River in Crisis, Part 5: The Valley
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California’s Imperial Valley has some of the lowest rainfall in the state, yet uses the largest allotment of Colorado River water. Why is such an arid part of the state an agricultural powerhouse?
Today, we look into how the region secured its rights. Read the full transcript here.
Host: Gustavo Arellano
Guests: L.A. Times water reporter Ian James
In California’s Imperial Valley, farmers brace for a future with less Colorado River water
Colorado River in Crisis: A Times series on the Southwest’s shrinking water lifeline
California is isolated and alone in battle over Colorado River water cuts
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