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You Won't Believe How Much Water It Takes To Grow Your Favorite Foods

By James Gerken

This story originally appeared on Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

California, supplier of nearly half of all US fruits, veggies, and nuts, is on track to experience the driest year in the past half millennium. Farms use about 80 percent of the state’s “developed water,” or water that’s moved from its natural source to other areas via pipes and aqueducts.

As the maps above show, much of California’s agriculture is concentrated in the parts of the state that the drought has hit the hardest. …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green