Company wants to tap Mojave’s public lands for Southland water: Cadiz Inc. could realize $1 billion to $2 billion in revenue over the plan’s 50-year life. Opponents say public resources are being used for private profit.
Photo: An aerial view shows vineyards and lemon groves of the Cadiz Ranch in the Mojave Desert. Federal lands sprawl all around the 34,000 acres the company owns just south of Route 66 near the old railroad stop of Cadiz. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times