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Utah’s Great Salt Lake hits new historic low amid drought in western US

Vast body of water sets second record low water level in less than a year putting birds and $1.3bn lake-based economy at risk The Great…

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California’s largest reservoirs at critically low levels – signaling a dry summer ahead

Images from Lake Oroville and Lake Shasta compiled by the state show ‘a shocking drop in water levels’ compared to years past California’s two largest…

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Lake Mead nears dead pool status as water levels hit another historic low

Lake Mead’s water levels this week dropped to historic lows, bringing the nation’s largest reservoir less than 150 feet away from “dead pool” — when…

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The U.S. Drought Situation Is Getting Increasingly Desperate

The ramifications of the historic megadrought happening in the U.S. right now are getting increasingly serious. Hydropower is faltering, farmland is too parched to produce,…

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Drought, heat and extreme wind bring ‘explosive fire behavior’ to US

New Mexico still battling US’s biggest wildfire as blazes test fire crews in Texas and Colorado Expanding drought conditions, coupled with hot and dry weather,…

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Photos: Waiting for water train in India’s scorching desert state

For over three weeks, the 40-wagon train carrying some 2 million litres is the only source of water in Pali, Rajasthan. Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/gallery/2022/5/17/photos-waiting-for-water-train-in-indias-scorching-desert-state-rajasthan Droolin’ Dog…

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Southern California restricts outdoor watering in first-ever water shortage emergency declaration

Southern California officials declared a water shortage emergency for the first time ever and imposed unprecedented outdoor water usage restrictions on the roughly 6 million…

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Drought prompts Nebraska to divert water from river it shares with Colorado

With many Western states in severe drought and vying for their share of a diminishing amount of water, Nebraska is taking a new tact by…

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Feds Face Tough Water Choices in Parched West

As spring kicks into full swing, federal officials are dealing with an increasing water crisis in the parched U.S. West. The federal government said this…

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Chile plans water rationing in capital after 12 years of drought

Officials say the amount of rainfall during the southern hemisphere winter will decide whether rationing needed. Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/4/12/chile-unveils-plan-for-water-rationing-in-capital Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and…

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Drought Is Threatening Hydropower in the Southwestern US

If water levels in reservoirs around the region get much lower, the dams they feed into will no longer be able to produce energy. Source:…

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It’s not just Glen Canyon—dams around the Southwest are taking a hit

Enlarge / Water levels at the Hoover Dam are well below capacity. (credit: Jorge Villalba) News that Arizona’s Lake Powell is slowly but surely drying…

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California launched the first solar canal panel — here’s why that’s a big win

Mounting evidence suggests the western United States is now in its worst megadrought in at least 1,200 years. Groundwater supplies are being overpumped in many…

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Lake Powell Is in Big Trouble

One of the U.S. West’s most important water reservoirs is about to hit a new low. Read more… Source: https://gizmodo.com/lake-powell-is-in-big-trouble-1848627341 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this…

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‘We can’t make it rain’: California farmers left out to dry as US government allots no water

The move marks the fourth time in the last decade that farmers in California didn’t receive water from the Central Valley Project Officials are preparing…

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Millions face hunger in Horn of Africa as drought worsens: UN

WFP says three consecutive failed rainy seasons have decimated crops and forced families from their homes. Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/2/8/13-million-face-hunger-in-horn-of-africa-as-drought-worsens-un Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and…

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‘Heading into the worst’: How drought drives conflict in Kenya

Severe drought, hunger exacerbating conflict;over dwindling resources along Kenya’s border with Uganda and South Sudan. Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2021/12/22/how-drought-drives-conflict-in-kenya Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared…

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Water shortage emergency declared in San Francisco

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission members along with Mayor London N. Breed (D) on Tuesday declared a water shortage emergency. In a vote on Tuesday, the…

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La Nina’s back and it’s not good for parts of dry West

For the second straight year, the world heads into a new La Nina weather event. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/la-ninas-back-s-not-good-parts-dry-west-rcna3076 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared…

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Paraguay on the brink as historic drought depletes river, its life-giving artery

Severe drought that began in late 2019 continues to punish the region while experts say climate change and deforestation may be intensifying the phenomenon In…

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World’s largest tree wrapped in fire-resistant blanket due to threat of California wildfires

The General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park’s Giant Forest was wrapped for protection against the possibility of intense flames, officials said. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/world-s-largest-tree-wrapped-fire-resistant-blanket-due-threat-n1279420 Droolin’…

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Three new wild fires ignite in California as Caldor fire slows

Three new wildfires ignited in California on Sunday as the state reported progress in containing the Caldor fire. The Aruba fire sparked in San Diego…

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