Nation: Water, Water Everywhere

But some Californians still do not waste a drop

At the height of the two-year Western drought, youngsters skateboarded on the dry concrete bed of the Los Angeles River. Shasta Lake receded to less than one-fourth its normal size, stranding boats on the rocky bottom. Folsom Lake, usually 260 ft. deep, was a virtual mud flat. The normally roaring Stanislaus River near Sacramento turned into a trickle. Kent reservoir serving Marin County dropped by more than a third of its usual level. Warned Richard Felch of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration: "We've got...

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