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The United States has enough water to quench its farms and cities — especially compared to other countries wrestling with more drastic impacts of a warming global climate.
But water supplies here look more stressed the closer you look at certain parts of the country.
The Post’s Bonnie Berkowitz and Adrian Blanco report on the World Resources Institute’s country-by-country analysis of annual limits on water supplies. The United States overall ranked 71st of 189 countries on a scale of “water stress,” a measure of how close a place comes to running out of water entirely in a typical year. That means “we are pulling out just under 20 percent of our available water,” they note.