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[INFOGRAPHIC] This is How Much Water California's Ag Industry Could Save

Unless you've been living under a rock or just don't pay attention to the news, California is in the middle of its most significant drought in h...

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|Apr 17|magazine3 min read

Unless you've been living under a rock or just don't pay attention to the news, California is in the middle of its most significant drought in half a millennia. 

In fact, according to Jay Famiglietti, senior water cycle scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, if California continues to be caught in this drought through 2016, America might be a whole lot hungrier.

Why?

Well, by numerous calculations, 80 percent of California's developed water supply is dedicated to agricultural needs. 

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The state's vast and historically fertile lands have made it the nation's number one producer of countless desirable crops: from walnuts and avocados to lettuce and tomatoes. 

The following infographic shows just how much thirsty crops growing in a drought-stricken California affect the state's water supply.