Drought Now Threatens California's Drinking Water
California's severe drought is now threatening the drinking water supply of several rural communities, and the number could increase.
California's severe drought is now threatening the drinking water supply of several rural communities, and the number could increase. According to a report in The New York Times, 17 rural towns are in danger of running out of water within two to four months. The Times also reported that the state's main municipal water distribution system might be turned off for the first time in 54 years, cutting off an important source of supplemental water for local agencies.
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