Drought from above
In Palm Springs houses with swimming pools border verdant green golf courses in the midst of a desert landscape. With its warm and largely rain-free climate, the town is a renowned destination for retirees.
Now, as California enters a fourth year of severe drought, the community faces swingeing cuts to their water use. Governor Jerry Brown has ordered an overall 25 percent cut in urban water use though the first statewide mandatory reductions in California's history.