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Underground lakes provide drought protection

By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune


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If water managers wielded a divining rod, the forked end would not point toward the heavens nor the Sierra Nevada. It would bend toward a major water source hundreds of feet beneath the Earth’s crust.

Indeed, with zero percent allocation from the State Water Project and a state mired in the third year of drought, even recent rainstorms can’t bring the familiar sources — aqueducts carrying water from Northern California — back to normal.

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