Jim Fiedler

The Drought-Proof Water Supply

Droughts will become more common in the future, and California's water supply is only expected to shrink, as seen here at Almaden Resevoir.

Future droughts will become increasingly frequent and severe, according to climate predictions. Officials are so concerned about the current shortage that many are now looking for new sources of water, including the use of treated sewage discharge for—gulp—drinking water.

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