STATES & CITIES: Dry Gotham

For months New York City's 6,930,446 citizens have been living under the threat of an acute water famine this summer. The 1930 Drought followed by a mild winter of little snow has halved the normal supply to carry the city through the year. Every little rainfall this spring in the vast Hudson River watershed has made welcome news in the metropolitan Press. Public officials have issued warning after warning. Campaigns (welcomed by plumbers) to repair all leaky faucets have been pressed. Citizens caught sprinkling their lawns or...

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