The drought in the western U.S. is getting bad. Climate change is making it worse

Read the full story from NPR.

By almost every measure, the drought in the Western U.S. is already one for the record books…That’s creating a fundamental threat to the way Western water systems operate, because they were built around the idea that the climate would remain constant. Historical climate data such as river flows and rainfall totals told engineers how big to build reservoirs and canals. The data also told them how much water was available to divide up among cities and farms.

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