Woes flow from Western drought

Farmers fret, water supplies disappear, lifestyles change

Posted: February 2, 2014 at 4:27 a.m.

LOS ANGELES — The drought that has swept California and much of the West is confronting authorities with the worst water shortage this region has faced in more than a century, with near-empty reservoirs, parched fields, starving livestock, clouds of smog and outbreaks of wildfires.

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Front Section, Pages 4 on 02/02/2014