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Severe drought marks California landscape

A lone boat sits perched on a mound near Hensley Lake as soaring temperatures and a prolonged drought continue to affect livestock and water supplies in Madera, California, July 14.    REUTERS/David Swanson

A lone boat sits perched on a mound near Hensley Lake as soaring temperatures and a prolonged drought continue to affect livestock and water supplies in Madera, California, July 14. REUTERS/David Swanson

A lone boat sits perched on a mound near Hensley Lake as soaring temperatures and a prolonged drought continue to affect livestock and water supplies in Madera, California, July 14. REUTERS/David Swanson
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An aerial view shows the artificial lake, Shadow Lake Estates, next to desert landscape as the state faces its worst drought since 1977, in Indio, California June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows the artificial lake, Shadow Lake Estates, next to desert landscape as the state faces its worst drought since 1977, in Indio, California June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows the artificial lake, Shadow Lake Estates, next to desert landscape as the state faces its worst drought since 1977, in Indio, California June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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Livestock is seen as soaring temperatures and drought continue to affect livestock and water supplies in Madera, California, July 14.  REUTERS/David Swanson

Livestock is seen as soaring temperatures and drought continue to affect livestock and water supplies in Madera, California, July 14.  REUTERS/David Swanson

Livestock is seen as soaring temperatures and drought continue to affect livestock and water supplies in Madera, California, July 14.  REUTERS/David Swanson
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Supervisory park ranger Jennette Jurado reads the sidewalks temperature at 168 degrees fahrenheit in Death Valley, California, July 11. REUTERS/Bridget Bennett

Supervisory park ranger Jennette Jurado reads the sidewalks temperature at 168 degrees fahrenheit in Death Valley, California, July 11. REUTERS/Bridget Bennett

Supervisory park ranger Jennette Jurado reads the sidewalks temperature at 168 degrees fahrenheit in Death Valley, California, July 11. REUTERS/Bridget Bennett
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An aerial view shows former docks on a Salton Sea beach, with the water much further away, in Salton City, California, July 4, 2021. The state's worst drought since 1977 has exacerbated an area already in decline. The Salton Sea's receding shoreline has caused an ecological crisis as exposed silt is carried into surrounding areas. 

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An aerial view shows former docks on a Salton Sea beach, with the water much further away, in Salton City, California, July 4, 2021. The state's worst drought since 1977 has exacerbated an area already in decline. The Salton Sea's receding shoreline...more

An aerial view shows former docks on a Salton Sea beach, with the water much further away, in Salton City, California, July 4, 2021. The state's worst drought since 1977 has exacerbated an area already in decline. The Salton Sea's receding shoreline has caused an ecological crisis as exposed silt is carried into surrounding areas. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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A Cal Fire engine squad member knocks down hot spots around the perimeter of the River Fire near Yosemite, California, July 14.  REUTERS/David Swanson

A Cal Fire engine squad member knocks down hot spots around the perimeter of the River Fire near Yosemite, California, July 14.  REUTERS/David Swanson

A Cal Fire engine squad member knocks down hot spots around the perimeter of the River Fire near Yosemite, California, July 14.  REUTERS/David Swanson
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An aerial view shows an almost evaporated canal, with toxic residues in Salton City, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows an almost evaporated canal, with toxic residues in Salton City, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows an almost evaporated canal, with toxic residues in Salton City, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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An aerial view shows agricultural fields in Mecca, California July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows agricultural fields in Mecca, California July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows agricultural fields in Mecca, California July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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An aerial view shows tourists visiting Salvation Mountain in Slab City, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows tourists visiting Salvation Mountain in Slab City, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows tourists visiting Salvation Mountain in Slab City, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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The Salton Sea is pictured in Bombay Beach, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

The Salton Sea is pictured in Bombay Beach, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

The Salton Sea is pictured in Bombay Beach, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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An aerial view shows Elizabeth Lake, that has been dried up for several years, as the region experiences extreme heat and drought conditions, in Elizabeth Lake, an unincorporated community in Los Angeles County, California, June 18, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows Elizabeth Lake, that has been dried up for several years, as the region experiences extreme heat and drought conditions, in Elizabeth Lake, an unincorporated community in Los Angeles County, California, June 18, 2021....more

An aerial view shows Elizabeth Lake, that has been dried up for several years, as the region experiences extreme heat and drought conditions, in Elizabeth Lake, an unincorporated community in Los Angeles County, California, June 18, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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An aerial view shows houseboats anchored in low water levels at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, California June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows houseboats anchored in low water levels at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville,...more

An aerial view shows houseboats anchored in low water levels at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, California June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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A dust storm is seen approaching in Death Valley, California, U.S., July 11, 2021. REUTERS/Bridget Bennett

A dust storm is seen approaching in Death Valley, California, U.S., July 11, 2021. REUTERS/Bridget Bennett

A dust storm is seen approaching in Death Valley, California, U.S., July 11, 2021. REUTERS/Bridget Bennett
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An art installation is seen on the Salton Sea’s beach in Bombay Beach, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An art installation is seen on the Salton Sea’s beach in Bombay Beach, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An art installation is seen on the Salton Sea’s beach in Bombay Beach, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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An abandoned building is seen along the California State Route 111 in Salton, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An abandoned building is seen along the California State Route 111 in Salton, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An abandoned building is seen along the California State Route 111 in Salton, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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An aerial view shows the Salton Sea in Salton, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows the Salton Sea in Salton, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows the Salton Sea in Salton, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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An aerial view shows agricultural fields in Mundo, California July 4, 2021.  Picture taken with a drone REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows agricultural fields in Mundo, California July 4, 2021.  Picture taken with a drone REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows agricultural fields in Mundo, California July 4, 2021.  Picture taken with a drone REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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A sign asking for actions to save the Salton Sea is seen along the California State Route 111 in Mundo, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

A sign asking for actions to save the Salton Sea is seen along the California State Route 111 in Mundo, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

A sign asking for actions to save the Salton Sea is seen along the California State Route 111 in Mundo, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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A former dock is seen on a Salton Sea beach in Salton City, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

A former dock is seen on a Salton Sea beach in Salton City, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

A former dock is seen on a Salton Sea beach in Salton City, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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An aerial view shows the dry ground on a Salton Sea beach in Salton City, California July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows the dry ground on a Salton Sea beach in Salton City, California July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows the dry ground on a Salton Sea beach in Salton City, California July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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A welcome sign is seen along the California State Route 111 in Bombay Beach, California July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

A welcome sign is seen along the California State Route 111 in Bombay Beach, California July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

A welcome sign is seen along the California State Route 111 in Bombay Beach, California July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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An end sign is seen in front of a beach of the Salton Sea in Salton City, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An end sign is seen in front of a beach of the Salton Sea in Salton City, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An end sign is seen in front of a beach of the Salton Sea in Salton City, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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An aerial view shows low water levels at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, California June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows low water levels at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, California June 16, 2021....more

An aerial view shows low water levels at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, California June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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An art installation is seen on the Salton Sea’s beach in Bombay Beach, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An art installation is seen on the Salton Sea’s beach in Bombay Beach, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An art installation is seen on the Salton Sea’s beach in Bombay Beach, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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Dead palm trees are seen near the beaches of the Salton Sea in Salton City, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

Dead palm trees are seen near the beaches of the Salton Sea in Salton City, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

Dead palm trees are seen near the beaches of the Salton Sea in Salton City, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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A swing installation is seen in the Salton Sea in Bombay Beach, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

A swing installation is seen in the Salton Sea in Bombay Beach, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

A swing installation is seen in the Salton Sea in Bombay Beach, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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An aerial view shows agricultural fields in the Coachella valley in Mecca, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows agricultural fields in the Coachella valley in Mecca, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows agricultural fields in the Coachella valley in Mecca, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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A bird flies over an almost evaporated canal, with toxic residues, near the Salton Sea in Salton City, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

A bird flies over an almost evaporated canal, with toxic residues, near the Salton Sea in Salton City, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

A bird flies over an almost evaporated canal, with toxic residues, near the Salton Sea in Salton City, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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Aerial view shows the artificial lake, Shadow Lake Estates, next to desert landscape in Indio, California June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

Aerial view shows the artificial lake, Shadow Lake Estates, next to desert landscape in Indio, California June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

Aerial view shows the artificial lake, Shadow Lake Estates, next to desert landscape in Indio, California June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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An abandoned building is seen in Desert Shores, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An abandoned building is seen in Desert Shores, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An abandoned building is seen in Desert Shores, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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An aerial view shows an almost evaporated canal, with toxic residues, in Salton City, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows an almost evaporated canal, with toxic residues, in Salton City, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows an almost evaporated canal, with toxic residues, in Salton City, California, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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Wood pillars that used to be in the water are seen on the beach of the Salton Sea in Salton City, California July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

Wood pillars that used to be in the water are seen on the beach of the Salton Sea in Salton City, California July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

Wood pillars that used to be in the water are seen on the beach of the Salton Sea in Salton City, California July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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An aerial view shows new grass being watered in a golf course in La Quinta near Palm Springs, California, June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows new grass being watered in a golf course in La Quinta near Palm Springs, California, June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows new grass being watered in a golf course in La Quinta near Palm Springs, California, June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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An aerial view shows a golf course next to desert landscape in Palm Desert near Palm Springs, California, June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows a golf course next to desert landscape in Palm Desert near Palm Springs, California, June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows a golf course next to desert landscape in Palm Desert near Palm Springs, California, June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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A golf course is seen next to desert landscape, intersected by a road, in Palm Desert, California June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

A golf course is seen next to desert landscape, intersected by a road, in Palm Desert, California June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

A golf course is seen next to desert landscape, intersected by a road, in Palm Desert, California June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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An aerial view shows dead palm trees on the beach near the Salton Sea in Salton City, California July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows dead palm trees on the beach near the Salton Sea in Salton City, California July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows dead palm trees on the beach near the Salton Sea in Salton City, California July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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An aerial view shows the lake Cahuilla, next to desert landscape, in La Quinta near Palm Springs, California June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows the lake Cahuilla, next to desert landscape, in La Quinta near Palm Springs, California June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

An aerial view shows the lake Cahuilla, next to desert landscape, in La Quinta near Palm Springs, California June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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Low water levels are visible at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, California June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

Low water levels are visible at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, California June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude...more

Low water levels are visible at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, California June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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Aerial view shows a housing development next to desert landscape in Cathedral City, near Palm Springs, California, June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

Aerial view shows a housing development next to desert landscape in Cathedral City, near Palm Springs, California, June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

Aerial view shows a housing development next to desert landscape in Cathedral City, near Palm Springs, California, June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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Aerial view shows a golf course next to desert landscape, in Palm Desert, California June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

Aerial view shows a golf course next to desert landscape, in Palm Desert, California June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

Aerial view shows a golf course next to desert landscape, in Palm Desert, California June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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