As of last week, 85% of the state was classified as being in an ‘extreme drought’
In the 1930s, the Dust Bowl, a severe drought across the US Midwest and Southern plains states, killed crops and livestock and sent tens-of-thousands of farm families fleeing for the state of California. Today, an extreme drought in parts of California is drying up lakes and reservoirs, putting a strain on the electrical grid and has already been impacting the agriculture and tourism trades.
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