The water is coming back and it is coming at us at a very high rate of speed, a water expert told Business Insider.
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Read moreUS farmers and ranchers are being forced to spend an extra $5bn a year to fight the drought and a recent study found that nearly half of the state’s water supply was at risk of being lost.
But there’s a new threat to California’s water resources: the desert.
The drought has hit hard in California, affecting farms, ranches, cities, and communities across the state.
In California, water is rationed and farmers are cutting back on their livestock feed, while ranchers have to ration water.
Ranchers are getting paid more for water, which means their herds can’t graze as much, and their prices for water have risen.
The drought is also forcing farmers to reduce their water use and conserve.
There’s also a big price increase for Californians, who are spending an extra 1% a year for food, according to the Food Research and Action Center.
But what’s driving the drought?
It’s likely the combination of climate change and population growth, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says.
“There is no doubt that human-caused climate change is leading to a worsening of extreme weather events in many parts of the country,” it said in a statement.
Experts say that, due to rising greenhouse gas emissions, California’s climate is more sensitive to climate extremes than other parts of America.
“This is particularly true for California,” said Michael W. Klare, a professor of geography and environmental sciences at Stanford University.
“In fact, California has seen the largest increase in extreme precipitation events in the United States since record-keeping began in the 1950s.”
The effects of the drought on California are already having a devastating effect.
According to the state, it has lost nearly 40% of its snowpack, which is a key source of water for cities and farms.
It has also seen the state suffer from record flooding and drought in the mountains.
And it’s not just California’s drought.
A study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin, published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change, found that California’s coastal regions were experiencing the worst impacts of the ongoing drought.
While water levels were dropping, the number of waterborne pathogens was increasing, and the state was experiencing more wildfires than any other state.
According to Klare: “It’s the combination that we need to be focused on.
If we can’t address that, then we’re going to be facing a very, very big future.”