In our region the water is just beginning to come into the irrigation canals. We like to walk with our mutt, Asher, along the canal banks near our subdivision. The field on the right already has been planted and will be sprouting soon (sugar beets, I think). The green field on the far side of the canal is alfalfa (hay). This water comes from storage reservoirs in the mountains that can barely been seen in the distance--about 40 miles away.