The skeletal remains of a young cow rest on the dried ground of the The Laguna Churince lake a few kilometers from Cuatro Ciénegas, in the Chuhuahuan Desert in Mexico’s Coahuila state. The laguna used to be a vibrant ecosystem but due to the intense exploitation over the past decade of the aquifer that feeds it, the surface waters have disappeared, leaving the area looking desolate. Residents blame water extraction aimed at irrigating large alfalfa fields nearby for this causing this disaster.
- ©Janet Jarman 2015
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