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The Secrets of the Drought

Water tanks are a way of life in California community during drought

Lupe Varella pours water at her home in Porterville, Calif. The water from her well turns yellow soon after it’s pumped and leaves white splotches on her skin. Although Varella lives in the city of Porterville, she says she can’t afford to hook up to its water system.

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