California Drought Made Coalinga Run Out of Water—Here's What Happened Next

Oct 20, 2022 at 9:55am

Federal water supplies in the California city of Coalinga could be all used up by the end of 2022 due to pressure from drought conditions, and it could push the city's budget to the brink.

Coalinga is a city in Fresno County with a reported population of around 17,000. Its sole source of water is the federal Central Valley Project—a complex network of dams, canals and reservoirs that extends 400 miles through central California.

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