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A bird’€™s-eye view of the Delta-Mendota Canal and the California Aqueduct near #Westley, #California, #USA on June 10, 2014.

Both the Delta-Mendota Canal and the #CaliforniaAqueduct deliver water pumped out of the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta to the #SanJoaquinValley and to southern California.

#water #watercrisis #drought #complexemergency #agriculture @azdarya #everydayUSA photo by @balazsgardi for @msnbcphoto (at San Joaquin Valley) View Larger

A bird’€™s-eye view of the Delta-Mendota Canal and the California Aqueduct near #Westley, #California, #USA on June 10, 2014.

Both the Delta-Mendota Canal and the #CaliforniaAqueduct deliver water pumped out of the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta to the #SanJoaquinValley and to southern California.

#water #watercrisis #drought #complexemergency #agriculture @azdarya #everydayUSA photo by @balazsgardi for @msnbcphoto (at San Joaquin Valley)


"Groundwater being pumped into an irrigation canal at a farm outside of #Alpaugh, #California, #USA on June 16, 2014.

Since the drought caused most farmers in the southern part of the Central Valley to lose access to #water delivered to them from the distant north, they’ve resorted to pumping #groundwater, causing alarm over the rapid depletion of aquifers and leading to land subsidence at a rate that has not been seen since the ‘50s.

After traveling more than 2,000 miles across California, it’s clear that the state’s drought is mired in paradox with decades of water mismanagement and regional fighting. While cities – some of which never installed water meters – struggle to convince its dwellers to conserve, agriculture consumes 80% of California’s water.

For the next week I’ll share photos I gathered from this road trip while on assignment for @msnbcphoto

Photo by @balazsgardi
#watercrisis #complexemergency #drought #centralvalley #environment #agriculture @azdarya #everydayUSA

For the complete photo essay “California Drought Creates Grim Ripple Effect” go to www.msnbc.com/photography” View Larger

"Groundwater being pumped into an irrigation canal at a farm outside of #Alpaugh, #California, #USA on June 16, 2014.

Since the drought caused most farmers in the southern part of the Central Valley to lose access to #water delivered to them from the distant north, they’ve resorted to pumping #groundwater, causing alarm over the rapid depletion of aquifers and leading to land subsidence at a rate that has not been seen since the ‘50s.

After traveling more than 2,000 miles across California, it’s clear that the state’s drought is mired in paradox with decades of water mismanagement and regional fighting. While cities – some of which never installed water meters – struggle to convince its dwellers to conserve, agriculture consumes 80% of California’s water.

For the next week I’ll share photos I gathered from this road trip while on assignment for @msnbcphoto

Photo by @balazsgardi
#watercrisis #complexemergency #drought #centralvalley #environment #agriculture @azdarya #everydayUSA

For the complete photo essay “California Drought Creates Grim Ripple Effect” go to www.msnbc.com/photography


#watercrisis via @circleofblue “http://bit.ly/1kMc2oH. The #DoloresRiverBasin, a major tributary of the #Colorado River, is seen south of #GrandJunction. #Energy and resource development and iriguated agriculture have all played rolls in threating the river’s flow volume. #LakeMead, which is fed by the #ColoradoRiver, just dropped to 39% full, its lowest level since 1937. Share your photos with us by using #COriver #circleofblue @lake.mead” View Larger

#watercrisis via @circleofblue “http://bit.ly/1kMc2oH. The #DoloresRiverBasin, a major tributary of the #Colorado River, is seen south of #GrandJunction. #Energy and resource development and iriguated agriculture have all played rolls in threating the river’s flow volume. #LakeMead, which is fed by the #ColoradoRiver, just dropped to 39% full, its lowest level since 1937. Share your photos with us by using #COriver #circleofblue @lake.mead”


#sewage outflow by @urbanarcheology “This is where your poop goes into the ocean SF. #greywater technically. Non drinkable ‘treated’ water. Have a great swim. #deepwateroutfall” via @PhotoRepost_app View Larger

#sewage outflow by @urbanarcheology “This is where your poop goes into the ocean SF. #greywater technically. Non drinkable ‘treated’ water. Have a great swim. #deepwateroutfall” via @PhotoRepost_app


#hydrateordie by @sachalecca “#tbt to earlier this year - security hydrating the crowd #outtake #notiphone #livemusic” via @PhotoRepost_app #water View Larger

#hydrateordie by @sachalecca “#tbt to earlier this year - security hydrating the crowd #outtake #notiphone #livemusic” via @PhotoRepost_app #water


by @balazsgardi “A plastic toy soldier once part of the #GreatPacificGarbagePatch lays at #Kahuku #Beach in #Oahu, #Hawaii.

#watercrisis #plasticpollution #worldoceansday” via @PhotoRepost_app View Larger

by @balazsgardi “A plastic toy soldier once part of the #GreatPacificGarbagePatch lays at #Kahuku #Beach in #Oahu, #Hawaii.

#watercrisis #plasticpollution #worldoceansday” via @PhotoRepost_app


#extremepoverty #watercrisis #water & #sanitation #WASH by Matt Black (@mattblack_blackmatt) via @opensocietyfoundations “Sinamon and Aaron bathe at an irrigation canal near their encampment in Fresno.  Photo by @mattblack_blackmatt.  #osf #opensociety #humanrights #documentary #photojournalism #california #centralvalley #poverty” via @PhotoRepost_app View Larger

#extremepoverty #watercrisis #water & #sanitation #WASH by Matt Black (@mattblack_blackmatt) via @opensocietyfoundations “Sinamon and Aaron bathe at an irrigation canal near their encampment in Fresno. Photo by @mattblack_blackmatt. #osf #opensociety #humanrights #documentary #photojournalism #california #centralvalley #poverty” via @PhotoRepost_app


#watercrisis by @photophilanthropy “Photo by @magdarakita shot on behalf of @morethanmeorg - A girl carries bags with fresh #water to be distributed at school during lunch time. The school has no running water or toilets. Lack of facilities affects girls in particular during menstruation and makes attending school even more difficult. #Liberia #Monrovia #women #girls #education #photo4change” via @PhotoRepost_app View Larger

#watercrisis by @photophilanthropy “Photo by @magdarakita shot on behalf of @morethanmeorg - A girl carries bags with fresh #water to be distributed at school during lunch time. The school has no running water or toilets. Lack of facilities affects girls in particular during menstruation and makes attending school even more difficult. #Liberia #Monrovia #women #girls #education #photo4change” via @PhotoRepost_app


#Uppala #River by @riyazalkamri “Uppala River
The river is breathing very hardly. Wastes are dumping to the river. The developed&cultured men are not concerned about the great civilisations which were formed near the river bank!” via @PhotoRepost_app View Larger

#Uppala #River by @riyazalkamri “Uppala River
The river is breathing very hardly. Wastes are dumping to the river. The developed&cultured men are not concerned about the great civilisations which were formed near the river bank!” via @PhotoRepost_app


#river by @thomas_prior “Left Las Vegas at 1pm yesterday, flew to Houston, connected to Laguardia, crazy guy on the plane bum rushed the cockpit, said he had a weapon, emergency landing in Memphis, FBI investigation, took off again but lost cabin pressure, circled Louisville for a while, limped into Newark at 4 am. Here’s a nice river..” via @PhotoRepost_app View Larger

#river by @thomas_prior “Left Las Vegas at 1pm yesterday, flew to Houston, connected to Laguardia, crazy guy on the plane bum rushed the cockpit, said he had a weapon, emergency landing in Memphis, FBI investigation, took off again but lost cabin pressure, circled Louisville for a while, limped into Newark at 4 am. Here’s a nice river..” via @PhotoRepost_app


#Water #pollution in #Ecuador by @jameswhitlowdelano “Petroleum laced water that leaks into a nearby stream & cattle graze nearby.  The property owner, who lives nearby with his wife and 3 sons, is ill with mysterious body aches & skin problems.  The #oil company paid him US$12/year to completely contaminate his land when they erected an oil rig here. Via Auca, south of Coca, Ecuadorian #Amazonas.

Thanks to Festival Photoreporter for funding this project.

#reportage #rainforest #ecuador #petroleum #photobook #photography #photofestival #photojounalism” via @PhotoRepost_app View Larger

#Water #pollution in #Ecuador by @jameswhitlowdelano “Petroleum laced water that leaks into a nearby stream & cattle graze nearby. The property owner, who lives nearby with his wife and 3 sons, is ill with mysterious body aches & skin problems. The #oil company paid him US$12/year to completely contaminate his land when they erected an oil rig here. Via Auca, south of Coca, Ecuadorian #Amazonas.

Thanks to Festival Photoreporter for funding this project.

#reportage #rainforest #ecuador #petroleum #photobook #photography #photofestival #photojounalism” via @PhotoRepost_app