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Remembering the Hohokam in a time of severe California drought

The Hohokam lived in baking deserts in Arizona and built canals by hand. Then the droughts came...

The Hohokam lived in baking deserts in Arizona and built canals by hand. Then the droughts came…

The Fresno Bee considers the severe California drought, especially in the Central Valley, and ponders the fate of the Hohokam.

Drought is a slow killer. But efficient. Give drought a decade and it can permanently drive humans from a region they may have inhabited for centuries. Ask the Hohokam.

The San Joaquin Valley is in a “critically dry” drought year and as each year passes the salinity problem in western Valley agriculture worsens. Although city folks are not yet scrambling for water, Valley farmers are.

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