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Rudy Mussi's family has farmed in the Sacramento Delta region for nearly a century. Mussi worries that more water transfers will deplete the fragile Delta ecosystem and wipe out family farms like his. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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California's War Over Water Has Farmer Fighting Farmer

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Coca-Cola cans on a production line at a bottling plant near New Delhi in 2013. The company decided in April 2015 not to build an $81 million bottling plant in southern India because local farmers said it might exhaust groundwater supplies. Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mountain tops in Sierra Nevada, normally covered in snow this time of year, are seen nearly barren, near the Sequoia National Park during an aerial survey of the snowpack done by the California Department of Water Resources. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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The San Luis Reservoir in central California is the largest "off-channel" reservoir in the U.S. It is currently at less than 30 percent of its normal capacity. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy

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The restoration's goal is to put as much of the Kissimmee as possible back to the way it was. This photo shows the river after restoration. Courtesy the South Florida Water Management District hide caption

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The Kissimmee: A River Re-Curved

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Before opening a plant in North Carolina in early 2014, Sierra Nevada took water samples from all over the region and analyzed them. It realized it needed to add salt and prepare for fermentation. Steve R/Flickr hide caption

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Craft Brewers Tweak N.C. Water To Match Western Mountain Flavor

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Brig. Gen. Mohammad Ali Mughdeed talks to the men he commands to protect the Mosul dam, a critical piece of infrastructure that supplies water and electricity. The dam is now close to the front line with the militants of the Islamic State in Iraq. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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Militants In Iraq Seek Control Of Precious Weapon: Dams, Waterways

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A sign over a highway in Glendale, Calif., warned motorists in February to save water in response to the state's severe drought. But a study released earlier this week showed residents in the southern coastal part of the state used more water this spring than they did last year. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite California's Drought, Taps Still Flowing In LA County

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There are signs around the reservoirs in Portland's Mount Tabor Park that warn against putting anything in the water. They apparently didn't dissuade one young man from urinating into the city's drinking supply this week. Randy L. Rasmussen /The Oregonian/Landov hide caption

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