California town angers residents with tourism plans

World Today



The U.S. state of California has been facing one of its worst mega-droughts in recent history. 

But a popular desert town, Palm Springs, known for art festivals and golf resorts, is planning to attract more visitors by building at least four large ​artificial surf lagoons. 

The proposal has angered ​many local residents who live on the outskirts of the resort-filled region, who don’t even have access to potable water.