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[This article was first published here in October 2021 and has been revised and updated.]
Vast regions of the American West are in a drought and water has become a critical concern. And California, the hardest hit, also has the largest demand.
For California residents, as well as other states in the West, conserving water is far more than a smart thing to do. It has become a survival issue for many.