Gonna Be in a World off Trouble: Water Shortages Plague U.S.

Water shortages plague much of the U.S.

A:ross the Colorado Rockies there has been no major snowfall since late November, and the once bustling ski resort at Breckenridge was closed down on Dec.

29. In New York City restaurant patrons must now ask for glasses of water—a conservation measure last applied in 1963.

In Lambertville, N.J., homeowners are being urged to use toilets three or four times before flushing. Throughout the Midwest, farm land that was left parched and crumbly by 90° to 100° temperatures last summer remains arid because so little snow has fallen...

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