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NASA scientist: California has only one year of water in reservoirs




CUPERTINO, CA - JANUARY 30:  Low water levels are visible at the Stevens Creek Reservoir on January 30, 2014 in Cupertino, California.
CUPERTINO, CA - JANUARY 30: Low water levels are visible at the Stevens Creek Reservoir on January 30, 2014 in Cupertino, California.
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Four years into an extreme drought, California has only about a year's worth of water stored in reservoirs. Jay Famiglietti, senior water scientist with NASA's JPL, warned of dire consequences if the state doesn't take action.

In an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times, Famiglietti suggested mandatory water rationing and a fast-tracking of California's groundwater management plan, passed last year.



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