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5 Surprising Ways California's Historic Drought Is Affecting You

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    After five years of continuous drought, Californians received a huge wake-up call in March when NASA revealed that the state only has about one year of water left in the reservoirs. Then, earlier this month, the governor ordered residents to cut their water usage by 25 percent for the first time in California’s history. In other words, things have gotten bad. Really bad.

    This historic drought is not just affecting our green lawns and morning showers; it's also threatening some of the most iconic aspects of the California lifestyle. Ahead, we break down just a few of the surprising ways that these extreme conditions could wind up impacting you.


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