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'Hi, do you have water?' In a Central Calif. town, answer is often no.
'Hi, do you have water?' In a Central Calif. town, answer is often no.

The grandmother sat outside in her Sunday best next to a house with peeling paint, her canned iced tea resting on top of a washing machine that didn't work. She'd been without running water for four months. Up an easy-to-miss dirt road, a 70-year-old woman moved 5-gallon jugs of water into her single-wide trailer. It was hard because she was weak from chemotherapy. Her water had stopped coming out of the tap three months ago. At the elementary school, a kitchen worker talked about all the children who were coming to school dirty. This scattered Tulare County community may be the hardest-hit place in California's punishing drought. Of its 7,300 people, almost 1,000 have...

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