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CALIFORNIA FARMERS DIG DEEPER

As California's drought intensifies, farmers with limited access to surface water begin to dig wells, often at great expense, to help keep crops alive. In the process, many tap into the same water tables which supply neighboring fields, creating a contradictory theme among farmers: One, we're all in this together. Two, it's every man for himself.  

This series of images was originally commissioned by Lindsay Blatt for The New York TImes

 

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California Farmers Dig Deeper for Water, Sipping their Neighbors Dry, 
The Parched West Series, Matt Richtel, The New York Times, June 5, 2015
 

 

 

 

 

 

All images copyright © Chad Ress 2015