"An #aerial view of the western edge of the Westlands Water District, which borders the parched #DiabloRange in California's #CentralValley. Westlands is the nation's largest agricultural irrigation contractor, a state entity created at the behest of — and largely controlled by — some of California's wealthiest and most politically influential farmers. For almost 5 decades, Westlands has brought its farmers a torrent of water from the reservoirs and aqueducts of the federal Central Valley Project, the vast public work that irrigates half of California agriculture. Lately, #drought has reduced that torrent to drops. This #nytweekender, we'll be sharing staff photographer @damonwinter's photos from this story. Visit the link in our profile to see more." By nytimes on Instagram.
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