Staggering Statistic: How California’s Drought Might Impact Your Wallet

July 17th, 2015

By now, we’re all aware that California is languishing under a historic drought. What you might not realize, though, is how much the water shortage impacts what’s on your dinner table—and how much it might cost you.

Why? Approximately 80 percent of California’s water supply goes to agriculture. And, since the golden state produces almost half of the country’s fruits, vegetables, and nuts, that means if a shortage occurs, prices are bound to rise across the nation.

So even if you’re well outside of California, the next time you encounter a drought story, you might want to pay attention. It’s much more than an local story.

This article is related to: Eco-Friendly, Educational, Living

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Annalise MantzAnnalise is a foodie, Brussels sprouts lover, grammar nerd, and political pet aficionado.

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