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Its Great Lake Shriveled, Iran Confronts Crisis of Water Supply

Published: 
Sun, 02/02/2014 - 9:44pm
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Water

After driving for 15 minutes over the bottom of what was once Iran’s largest lake, a local environmental official stepped out of his truck, pushed his hands deep into his pockets and silently wandered into the great dry plain, as if searching for water he knew he would never find.

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Cachuma Lake, a crystalline mountain resource, is disappearing

Published: 
Tue, 01/28/2014 - 10:28pm
Category: 
Water

When Jeff Bozarth retired after 20 years as a police officer and signed up as a park ranger here last spring, he knew what to expect and relished every bit of it.

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Brown declares California drought emergency

Published: 
Sat, 01/18/2014 - 11:03am
Category: 
Water

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday declared a drought emergency in California as the state struggles with the least amount of rainfall in its 153-year history, reservoir levels fall and firefighters remain on high alert.

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California Has Driest Year Ever -- And It May Get Worse

Published: 
Thu, 01/16/2014 - 8:23pm
Category: 
Water

The shore of California’s Lake Oroville hasn’t looked this way in modern history. Cracked dry mud shatters the canyon floor, and buoys rest 10 feet up the side of a shale hill. 

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Colorado River Drought Forces a Painful Reckoning for States

Published: 
Sat, 01/11/2014 - 9:02am
Category: 
Water

The sinuous Colorado River and its slew of man-made reservoirs from the Rockies to southern Arizona are being sapped by 14 years of drought nearly unrivaled in 1,250 years.