In the remote deserts of Southwestern United States, temperatures soar above 120 degrees every summer. The earth cakes and cracks. To lift one’s face to the early afternoon sun is like standing too close to the open door of a hot oven. Yet, in spite of the terrible heat, even the most isolated desert areas are home for many people. The reason is simple: there is more to the blazing desert than meets the eye. Below the parched expanse of rock, cactus and sagebrush there are pools, streams and rivers. Residents dig wells, sometimes as shallow as six feet, and draw all the water they need. And as long as they have water, they can live — even in the…
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