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California Report

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Lake Oroville, the largest reservoir in the State Water Project and the second-biggest in California after Lake Shasta, was at 50 percent of capacity on April 5, 2014.

Scientists report most of California is experiencing an "extreme" or even "exceptional" state of drought. That's the highest designation the federal government offers.

You might think that cities and counties across the state would be demanding less watering, shorter showers, and such. But for the California Report, Amy Standen says not exactly.


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