If alphabets represent the sounds of language, can texture articulate the harmonies of nature? View more textures of nature in our Flickr album! Posted in response to "Alphabet" - Word a Week Photo Challenge. Posted by Jasmine Graf, Associate Director of No Water No Life.
Wahkeena Creek cascades down rocky scrambles before a final steep plunge merges into the Columbia River downstream. Wahkeena is a Yakima Indian word meaning "most beautiful."
- Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director
Last month's NWNL SPOTLIGHT on the California Drought documented the state's inland Central Valley. Usually, the Sierra Nevadas' runoff supplies water to the Sacramento River Basin's rice fields, walnut orchards and migratory waterfowl havens around the Buttes. However California's 3-year drought has drastically reduced this water supply, so critical for agricultural and ecosystem needs throughout…