Thousands of wells could go dry in California as most of the state experiences extreme drought
One day last month, water in the community of Teviston, about 66 miles south of Fresno, suddenly stopped flowing. The town’s services office fielded calls from residents who said their taps ran dry, and when city leaders opened their own faucets, nothing came out. Soon, officials realized that the town’s main well had stopped working. … [T]he water level below the community has been dropping for the last 14 years, and two different wells had already failed.
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