This is wonderful. An excellent online comic book by Emily Bookstein explains how fallowing agricultural land might lessen the Colorado River water crisis
Since the mid-1990s, farmers in the Palo Verde valley in Southern California have embraced a new way to supplement their livelihood: temporarily transfering their water rights to urban utilities in exchange for cash. By not farming, farmers free up to 111,000 acre-feet of agricultural water per year for the cities — enough for 220,000 homes. In this illustrated report, the Bill Lane Center for the American West’s research assistant Emily Bookstein (Stanford ’11) looks at the largest and longest water transfer of its kind in California history.