… just add water
As barren as the desert frequently appears, there’s quite a bit of life to be found. Water, though scarce, can be found if you know where to look. The White Tanks got their name from the fact that frequent flash floods over time eroded depressions that hold water. It’s not surprising that it became a choice grazing area for a cattle ranch in the early 20th century. During its time as a ranch a windmill powered well was installed that created an oasis. Now part of a county park, the oasis is almost swamp like in the variety of life to be found there.