These 11 Cities May Completely Run Out Of Water Sooner Than You Think

For decades scientists have been saying that the United States’ lakes, rivers and aquifers are going to have a hard time quenching the thirst of a growing population in a warming world. A recent report from NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences does not alleviate those fears. It showed that nearly one in 10 watersheds in the U.S. is “stressed,” with demand for water exceeding natural supply — a trend that, researchers say, appears likely to become the new normal. “By midcentury, we expect to see less reliable surface water supplies in several regions of the United States,” said Kristen Averyt, associate director for science at CIRES and one of the authors of the study. “This is likely to create growing challenges for agriculture, electrical suppliers and municipalities, as there may be more demand for water and less to go around.”

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