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What’s New on the Colorado River- California’s Water (105)

Huell visits Calfornia’s most vital water resource, The Colorado River, and looks at efforts to conserve water along the 123 mile Coachella Canal, which provides water to farmers of the Imperial and Coachella Valleys.  2006

Desert Tower- California’s Gold (5007)

The Desert View Tower stands 3,000 feet above sea level, three miles east of Jacumba in the Imperial Valley. The four-story, cut-stone structure was built in the 1920s by Bert Vaughn, who owned the town of Jacumba. The pre-highway trek to the Pacific Coast was arduous, so Vaughn thought it appropriate to commemorate the pioneers  Continue Reading »