Camels Don’t Fly, Deserts Don’t Bloom

One hundred miles west of Phoenix, a Saudi-Arabian owned farming operation grows hay year-round in the desert. Why Arizona? And what does this mean for the future of water resources in the state? Seven students from Arizona State University follow the story, under the direction of Peter Byck (Carbon Nation). Created by Cassie Ronda. NOTE (5/16): The photo at 12:42 shows canal damage not directly caused by subsidence. According to CAP, “On September 30, 2012, there was a section of canal that experienced a breach (shown in the photo) and 400 acre feet of water was lost. The failure was a result of several factors, most notably the result of soil piping through the embankment.”