No snowpack, no hay: In the northern Nevada, cattle feed is getting hard to come by, as sources of water diminish in supply. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Even In A Desert, Drought Spells Trouble For Ranchers

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There are about 2,000 dairy cows on Pete Olsen's fifth-generation farm in northern Nevada. A new milk processing plant is now putting pressure on Olsen and other dairy farmers to expand the size of their herds. But with the ongoing drought, farmers are struggling to get enough feed for the cows they already have. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Drought Could Dry Up Nevada Dairy Farmers' Expansion Plans

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Extreme drought conditions in California have state officials looking for alternative sources of water, including desalinated ocean water. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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The Search For Drinking Water In California Has Led To The Ocean

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Rice farmer Douglas Thomas watches snow geese take flight over his rice fields in California's Central Valley. Lauren Sommer/KQED hide caption

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Amid California Drought, Migrating Birds Enjoy Pop-Up Cuisine

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The cracked-dry bed of the Almaden Reservoir is seen on Feb. 7 in San Jose, Calif. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Drought Politics Grip California's Central Valley

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Obama To See California Drought Conditions Firsthand

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