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."