California Is Drying Up: 40 Dramatic Photos From The Drought Crisis

The severe drought in California is extending into a fourth year. The state is now taking more serious action to help conserve water. In a study done by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, the drought is predicted to cost $2.2 billion with 17, 100 jobs lost. The aquifers used for California residents’ water needs are in danger of going dry because of the lack of precipitation in recent years.

Of course, the facts are scary enough but the photos below prove that California is drying up:

An ironic sign over a dried up waterway in Bakersfield, California.

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