As the others return to the vehicles, Million pauses at the reservoir's edge. He almost looks like his hero in the scene from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid where Butch is poised at the precipice of a river canyon. As a growing army of adversaries closes in, the desperado's preparing to leap into the great unknown. Maybe the gamble pays off and he gets away with it all — or maybe he goes down in a hail of bullets.
Million kneels down and takes off his hat. He splashes handfuls of water on his hair and face, then licks his lips.
Aaron Million's management team includes two close colleagues, Jim Eddy (left) and Tim Walsh (right).
Jim Nikkel of the Parker Water and Sanitation District.