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Now, more than ever, the need to conserve
Now, more than ever, the need to conserve

California has broken an ominous record — the most severe drought conditions in decades. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, a weekly map produced since the late 1990s by the National Drought Mitigation Center, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, at the end of July all of California was suffering from "severe" drought, with 82% experiencing "extreme" drought and 58% plagued by "exceptional" drought — the worst possible rating. "We are facing the worst drought impact that we or our grandparents have ever seen," said Felicia Marcus, chair of the California State Water Resources...

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