Irrigated fields in the Westlands Water District border Interstate 5 and the parched Diablo Range beyond, west of Tranquility in California’s Central Valley, on June 12, 2015. A state-created utility on paper, Westlands in practice is a formidable political force bent on keeping water flowing to itself and to farms across the California’s agricultural heartland.
Irrigated fields in the Westlands Water District border Interstate 5 and the parched Diablo Range beyond, west of Tranquility in California’s Central Valley, on June 12, 2015. A state-created utility on paper, Westlands in practice is a formidable political force bent on keeping water flowing to itself and to farms across the California’s agricultural heartland. DAMON WINTER The New York Times
Irrigated fields in the Westlands Water District border Interstate 5 and the parched Diablo Range beyond, west of Tranquility in California’s Central Valley, on June 12, 2015. A state-created utility on paper, Westlands in practice is a formidable political force bent on keeping water flowing to itself and to farms across the California’s agricultural heartland. DAMON WINTER The New York Times

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