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California Looks to Desalination for Water Woes

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California Looks to Desalination for Water Woes

California Looks to Desalination for Water Woes

California Looks to Desalination for Water Woes

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Desalination plants used to be found only in oil-rich countries like Saudi Arabia. Now, as water becomes an ever more precious resource in California, proposals for 18 desalination plants are being studied by local officials from San Diego to Marin County. The largest would be in the Bay Area.

Amy Standen reports from member station KQED in San Francisco.

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