Traveling along Interstate 5 in central California, it's nearly impossible to miss the signs - "Congress Created Dustbowl" reads one. "No Water, No Jobs Equals higher food costs" reads another.
These banners make bold claims condemning politicians to those traveling through the dry and dusty region. But behind these declarations is a complicated story.
Bettina Boxall pored through that story for the Los Angeles Times and explains more.