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World IN BRIEF : ISRAEL : Bad Planning Cited in Water Shortage

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Israel faces a serious water shortage if a two-month drought persists, officials warned. Comptroller Miriam Porat blamed not only the weather but also poor planning by the government. She said the nation’s water reserves have been drawn down by 56 billion cubic feet, about what is used annually in the nation. Israel has had little precipitation in the last two months, normally the rainy season.


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