April 7, 2009

Alfalfa Field Irrigation, Oregon

Photograph by David McLain

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Environment

A quarter-mile-long (0.4-kilometer-long) wheel line spritzes an Oregon alfalfa field. Many farmers in the upper reaches of the Klamath Basin are replacing such wheel-line irrigation with more modern methods, and improving the water efficiency of their operations.

See more photographs from the December 2008 feature story "Klamath River."


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