The history behind the West’s megadrought, simplified

Lake Oroville, California, supplies water to a quarter of America’s crops, helps run hydroelectric power, and beckons tourism. Unfortunately, it is at an alarming 39% of capacity and will reach the lowest level ever by August. Photo by Gemma Burgazzi, Wikimedia Commons.


Albuquerque as seen from the Sandia Mountains. Photo by Donald Trujillo.


Turn off the Water When You’re Brushing Your Teeth!

Los Angeles. This is a big, thirsty city to water—photo by Martin Adams on Unsplash.


Gardening has always been my favorite hobby. Photo: Author’s Mom.


The Kinks in 1967. From the television show Fanclub on Wikicommons.


Ann Richards. Photo by Kenneth C. Zirkel on Wikicommons.


Graph by the Washington Post, published April 1, 2001


Image by Ian Keefe on Unsplashed.


“Can’t Find My Way Home”

This isn’t Yevrah. I’ve lost all photos of her—photo by Marissa & Eric on Unsplash.


This is Lake Powell at Hall’s Crossing, Utah. Everything below the two shrubs should be under water. You can also note the previous water levels on the other side of the lake. Photo by Author on June 17, 2021.

Arthur Keith

My life in the context of 20th-century history and pop culture — infused with a dose of fun (where appropriate!) More to come when I get my sea legs on here.

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