The Water Crisis: When Your Town Runs Dry

From The Atlantic.

What happens when your town dries up? In California’s Central Valley, residents of Stratford—traditionally an agricultural community—describe how difficult their lives have become in the wake of sweeping droughts that have decimated the farmland.

“Scenes From a Dry Town” was directed by Joris Debeij and produced by Go Project Films ( It is part of The Atlantic Selects, an online showcase of short documentaries from independent creators, curated by The Atlantic. Subscribe to The Atlantic on YouTube: