Keetch-Byram Drought Index

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    As most everyone knows, California is currently experiencing a severe drought; but, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, so is “over 36 percent of the continental U.S.” not to mention that “a fifth of the world’s [population], [that is,] more than 1.2 billion [people], live in areas of physical water scarcity.” Living in the United States, it can be easy to disregard a drought and the importance of water conservation because we always manage to obtain the water necessary to supply the population. Even with a slight price fluctuation, the difference is many times not substantial enough for people to think twice about their water usage. One of the biggest offenders of this are manufacturing factories. It was reported by the EPA that…

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