All Dried Up

Micah Warren, Sept. 7, 2015

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Summary

Nine Western states have all been affected by the drought but California took the hardest hit. In response to the drought a mandatory cutback in water was imposed. To help get water flowing again people are looking at other water challenged places like Israel who began using desalination plates and reusing waste-water. Many counties are considering following Israels lead but hoping that they will get relief from a strong El Niño in the winter.
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"[California's] 78,000 farms provide 25 percent of the food Americans eat, including about half of our fruits and vegetables."

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The drought is affecting nine Western states, but California has been hardest hit.

The drought currently encompasses over 98% of the state of California.

California's Drought: A City Without Water

In April, Governor Jerry Brown imposed, for the first time ever, mandatory cutbacks in water use. ...reduce their water usage by 25 percent.

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