5 states running out of water

The most severe drought in recent years is destroying crops and threatening to empty reservoirs in these states.

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Jun 2, 2014 10:23PM
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Except for Kansas, these are all desert states. There is naturally a lack of water. People keep moving to these states, and the water supplies become more depleted.
Jun 3, 2014 2:11AM
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Hey, California, there is all the water you want just west of you. It is called the "Pacific Ocean." Countries like Saudi Arabia, Israel, and many others have figured out how to remove the salt and use it for all the reasons one would use water. Hello? Californians. At least Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and Kansas have an excuse, they don't have an ocean on most of their western border. 

What am I missing? HELP ME! 

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Jun 3, 2014 10:29AM
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I'm getting sick of hearing "conserve, conserve, conserve" from our elected officials while at the same time they keep issuing new building permits!

 

HEY ALL YOU IDIOTS IN SACRAMENTO.  IF THERE'S NO WATER, WHY ARE YOU ALLOWING MORE HOMES AND OTHER STRUCTURES TO BE BUILT??

 

Oh I know, mores homes, more tax revenue for you morons to squander.

Jun 3, 2014 7:37AM
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That's why you don't farm in a desert
Jun 3, 2014 8:27AM
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No  worries - Obamaville will step in and redistribute the water to the precincts with the highest number of unemployed and undocumented democrat voters.
Jun 2, 2014 9:37PM
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stop watering lawns and go with native plants....golf courses, fountains and swimming pools waste a lot of water....meter all water and charge everyone for it, like any other utility....there is much that these states can do before they will actually "run out" of water.
Jun 3, 2014 8:25AM
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Were putting up a wall around Minnesota with our 10,000 lakes with guards. 
Jun 2, 2014 11:20PM
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IF CA DID NOT HOG THE WATER THEN 2 STATES WOULDN'T BE ON THE LIST. CA IS THE ONE THAT HAS IGNORED IST HISTORY THAT DROUGHT IS ITS NATURAL STATE.  AS THEY TRY AND SAY THAT WARMING IS THE CAUSE OF DROUGHT THERE WAS A POST THAT SAID THE CYCLE THERE IS JUST FOLLOWING HISTORICAL PATHS--THAT NOTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY IS HAPPENING. JUST TOO MANY PEOPLE THERE--
Jun 2, 2014 8:03PM
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they'll have plenty of water once everyone flocks to seattle for the 15/hour patty flipping jobs
Jun 2, 2014 7:59PM
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Its all due to mismanagement.  Politicians do the same thing with tax revenue.  When there's a surplus, they use it up as if there's always going to be a surplus.

Jun 2, 2014 9:05PM
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whoever owns the water will have the power over everything!!!!!
Jun 2, 2014 7:50PM
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The drought in California will have an impact in food prices around the world. California produces a lot of Milk, Grapes, nuts, strawberries, lettuce, tomatoes, and the biggest cash crop marijuana. The Central Valley produces some of the best food in the world is is threatened by not only drought but the large water appetite of Silicon Valley and LA areas. 
Jun 3, 2014 3:49AM
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A couple of million gallons of fresh water are used to frack one well. But you can't water your lettuce on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
Jun 2, 2014 8:03PM
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One country running out of money.  USA.  CONgress can't take much more from us.
Jun 3, 2014 8:39AM
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The first thing that needs to happen is NO MORE GRASS! Give people tax credits for turf and start planting things that need little water. 
Jun 3, 2014 5:02AM
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I live in the Saudi Arabia of fresh water.  Minnesota.  Start your bids at $1 per gallon.
Jun 3, 2014 3:28AM
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Grapes of Wrath coming to you real soon.
Jun 2, 2014 8:57PM
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I hate to disappoint but in Seattle, $15 bucks an hour won't keep you from sleeping in a cardboard box in a dark alley. They better be looking for a dryer warmer climate. 
Jun 2, 2014 9:08PM
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whoever owns the water will have the power and control!!! corporations and politicians!!!!
Jun 2, 2014 8:53PM
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We need a serious rain dance,are you ready?
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