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Western Drought Cripples Ranching, Concerns Cities

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Western Drought Cripples Ranching, Concerns Cities

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Western Drought Cripples Ranching, Concerns Cities

Western Drought Cripples Ranching, Concerns Cities

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Rain and snow this week offer temporary relief for crops and livestock in the West. But vast regions of the West have suffered drought conditions for five years. Ranchers are going bust, and even cities are clamping down on water use. NPR's Howard Berkes reports.