First Look: Disaster in California. A dramatic angle on the California drought.
Salt flats on the west side of Owens Lake.
Salt grass on the lake bed.
Straw bales guard the lake bed from sand dunes.
Bacteria turns the brine pool red.
A tilled plain on the lake bed.
Crop circles near the Owens River.
Flooded bird habitat on Owens Lake.
Deep tillage near Keeler quells dust on the lake bed.
Crimson salt flats on Owens Lake.
Completed in partnership with the Department of Water and Power.
Completed in 2015
Photographer: George Steinmetz
Reporter: Abby Aguirre