Eyes Turn to Mexico as Drought Drags On

Photo by Tomas CastelazoNew York Times, 9/13/09

The Southwest drought has reached the point where even drain water is coveted.

Beginning nearly 40 years ago, the briny runoff from the “salad bowl” of southern Arizona, some of the most productive farmland in the nation, has been channeled into an arid plain of the Sonoran desert in Mexico.

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