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California’s agriculture is being hung out to dry

California needs more than just a few heavy rain storms this year to pull out of the worst drought the state has seen. At this point, it will take 11 trillion gallons of rain, according to NASA. That’s enough water to fill Lake Meade — the nation’s largest reservoir — 1.5 times.

In the meantime, wells are drying up, reservoir levels are dropping, and the cracks in the state’s water infrastructure are becoming all the more clear.




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