The town of Montague in Northern California is running low on water.
In the middle photo, you can see one way they’re trying to save what they have left: Water manager Chris Tyhurst is using a modified flour sifter to sprinkle a powder across Montague’s small reservoir. The product, made from palm oil and hydrated lime, is supposed to slow evaporation.
They’re also building an emergency pipeline, to bring water from a nearby river to the reservoir.
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All photos by Daniel Potter for KQED.