Scientists have used historical data and computer models to determine what they believe could be what’s in store for California and the surrounding Southwest … and it’s not good.
Some speculate the Southwest may experience the worst drought in over 1,000 years.
The problem is only likely to get worse in the southwest due to increasing demands for water, which will put an increased strain on low underground water supplies.
Since the turn of the millennium, parts of Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas have all experienced drought like conditions for 11 of those years. According to NASA, as many as 64 million people have been affected by a lack of water.
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