LettuceThe Salinas River, which geologically formed the fluvial valley flows to the northwest or 'up' along the principal axis and length of the valley. Each year more than 80 percent of the salad greens consumed in the United States are grown in the Salinas Valley, which lies a few miles inland from Monterey Bay. According to the water footprint organization, "the global average water footprint of lettuce is 63.4 gallons. However, the water footprint is different from place to place. For example in China and the USA, the two largest producing countries, lettuce has a water footprint of 76.5 gallons and 29.06, respectively."
This image was submitted from Salinas, CA.