What I Love About the Internet, Episode XIV

That I can sit here in the comfort of my own home, idly curious about irrigation in California’s Imperial Valley, and look up the 1950 Census of Agriculture’s California county-by-county data.


Q: How has irrigation in California’s Imperial Valley changed over the years?

A: Great question, John! In 1950, there were 532,543 acres under irrigation (215,512 hectares). That’s down to 503,686 acres (203,834 hectares) today.

Q: Thanks for that, but why did you think that was worth blogging?

A: Great question, John! Because I’m so disorganized that if I don’t write it down somewhere Google can find it, I’ll never be able to put my finger on it again.