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California Is Running Out of Water

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147272470The U.S. Drought Monitor analysis and maps provided by the NOAA and University of Nebraska have shown that most of California has suffered from “exceptional drought” for months or longer. It is the worst, most dangerous measure of drought that the organization posts. Now, according to a prominent scientist, Californians can prepare for something even worse. The state will run out of water soon.

NASA expert Jay Famiglietti, who follows water patterns, wrote for the LA Times in an article titled “California has about one year of water left. Will you ration now?”:

As difficult as it may be to face, the simple fact is that California is running out of water — and the problem started before our current drought. NASA data reveal that total water storage in California has been in steady decline since at least 2002, when satellite-based monitoring began, although groundwater depletion has been going on…

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