ENVIRONMENT

California Has About One Year Of Water Left. Will You Ration Now?

EAST PORTERVILLE, CA - FEBRUARY 11:   Foliage and flowers the extremely low waters of Lake Success in the wake of recent stor
EAST PORTERVILLE, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Foliage and flowers the extremely low waters of Lake Success in the wake of recent storms but rain totals remain insufficient to break the worsening drought on February 11, 2015 near East Porterville, California. Many local residents, whose water wells have run dry, fill their tanks with free non-potable water for flushing toilets, bathing and laundering and use bottled water for drinking and washing dishes. Many of the dry wells of 926 homes in Tulare County dried up last summer when some 17 California communities ran out of water. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Given the historic low temperatures and snowfalls that pummeled the eastern U.S. this winter, it might be easy to overlook how devastating California's winter was as well.

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