The American Southwest is experiencing the driest period in over a thousand years. The drought, affecting Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and other states, has continued for 22 years, and scientists who specialize in megadroughts, or dry periods lasting several decades or more, say it shows no signs of ending. Water levels in rivers, aquifers, and reservoirs have dropped as people continue to use water that is not being replenished fast enough. Listen to learn what a new study says must be done to preserve precious supplies of water.
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