Seeing the Woods

A blog by the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society

Photo of the Week – Lawrence Culver

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Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley Viewed from the Summit of MountSan Jacinto

Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley Viewed from the Summit of Mount
San Jacinto. Photo: Lawrence Culver.

The Coachella Valley and adjacent Imperial Valley, both part of the Colorado Desert in southeastern California and northern Baja California, are located in one of the hottest and driest regions in the world. The Coachella Valley is home to Palm Springs and a number of other desert resort cities famed for lush golf courses and swimming pools. The Imperial Valley is one of the largest centers of agricultural production in the US, providing produce year-round. Both are dependent on the Colorado River for their artificial abundance of water.

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