Water Wells Go Dry as California Feels Warming Impacts

Dec 14, 2022 at 1:50pm

Anne C. Mulkern, E&E News

A record number of water wells in California have gone dry as climate change amplifies heat and drought in the parched state.

Residents reported having 1,394 dry wells statewide from January through last month, an increase of nearly 40 percent from the same time last year. It’s the highest number since the start of record keeping in 2013.

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