National Geographic : 1957 Nov
. a 701 All Kodachromes by Charles W. Herbert, Western Ways Magic Water, Born in Snow Peaks a Thousand Miles Distant, Turns Parched Sand Green "Bail out !" the Navy advises the flyer who gets in trouble over the desert. Green irrigated land is feasible enough for an emergency landing, but the desert terrain is deeply pitted with washouts and gullies.