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The state is experiencing its driest year on record--and it could get worse
The surest place to find water in sunbaked California is usually a swimming pool. The state gets only about 22 in. of rainfall a year, near the bottom of the U.S. average. And that’s in a normal year. What’s happening now in the Golden State is anything but normal.
An average of just 7.38 in. of rain fell in 2013, making it the driest year since California became a state in 1850. …