The drought crisis in California’s Monterey County has prompted officials and entrepreneurs to consider building a desalination plant that draws from the Monterey Submarine Canyon, one of the largest marine canyons on the U.S. Pacific coastline. 

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Drawing water from such a great depth is supposed to reduce the negative impact to marine life. Additionally, it has been proposed that building a data center adjacent to the desalination plant would help both increase efficiency and decrease costs.

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Desalination Plant and Data Center: Not as Odd a Couple as May Seem