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February 2, 2009 5:32 AM

Dry January raises fears California faces 3rd year of drought

Water experts are having a hard time finding the right words to describe what lies ahead, after recording a dismally dry January in California. What worries the water gurus is not just a likelihood that 2009 may be a third dry year in a row, but what appears to be the state's dramatically reduced flexibility to respond.

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