The San Luis Valley, Colorado
Here we are looking down on the San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado. I’ve never been on the ground here, but I’ve flown over this valley a few hundred times. This view is out the left window, looking south. We are headed towards Los Angeles. As you can see in this picture, the San Luis Valley is farmed pretty heavily. There are more irrigation circles here than I’ve seen anywhere else in the country. Each one of those circles is a mile across. The top of this frame is 45 irrigation circles wide. That should give you an idea of the scale of this operation.
I highlighted a few areas and posted the 100% crops below to help you get a better view of this dusty valley.
2) I realize this stuff isn’t as interesting as it was pre-google maps satellite view, but I still think it’s cool to see the scale of these giant circles when compared to these farm buildings. What’s this farmer’s water bill? Oh yeah, they get their water for free — directly out of the aquifer. “This land is your land this land is my land”Facebook and Instagram. Order prints of the photos featured on this blog by clicking on the image or visit our website at photos4u2c.com Support this site by using one of my links to Amazon.com. Thanks!