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The first five months of this year were the driest on record in California, with reservoirs in the state at 20 percent below normal levels
The Ogallala is a mined aquifer,” said Danny Krienke, a board member of the North Plains Groundwater Conservation District, an authority that spans eight counties and is overseeing the demonstration project. “That means we’re pumping out more than what is being recharged
more than nine million acres went up in flames during one of the worst fire seasons on record