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The California Drought: Facts and Figures

The California Drought Facts and Figures The debate over global warming An increased frequency of dry Ves years in the past iwo decades have meant a heightened risk of drought, with researchers blaming the trend on man-made global warming. No The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has put the drought down to natural variations. The Statistics California needs to save 490 billion gallons of water over the next nine months. That's 200 billion short showers 500 billion toothbrushing sessions. This is the equivalent of 1,766 Empire State buildings. 50% 17 The amount of Orange County's water supply that must be imported from elswhere. The number of California rural communities in danger of fully running out of water 80% 500 Amount of wwater in California used by agriculture The number of feet by which the California water table has fallen in some parts of the state. Created by

The California Drought: Facts and Figures

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The California drought is one of the most unprecedented and severe natural disasters to hit a modern, first-world economy. So what are the effects of such a drastic water shortage on one of the most a...


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