Who’s benefitting from all that Lower Colorado River Basin water?

From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Yuma, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif., had the highest unemployment rates in October, 31.9 percent and 25.2 percent, respectively.

These folks are getting a lot of Colorado River water. There’s seasonality to the resulting ag work economies, but really, this is a graph of economic suckage:

 

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