Stratford, CA. September 30, 2014. A dust devil kicks up debris as it whirls its way across a parched field on the outskirts of Stratford. Stratford, in California's Central, is one of many towns in the region that is being sucked dry by the state's historic drought. Businesses have shuttered and fled as have many residents. Photo will arrive within 7-10 business days. Photo orders may be cropped due to original size and orientation of photo.