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Empty containers fill the back of a pick up truck as a family with a dry well carries water for their home use in five-gallon buckets. They and 30 other families rely on this water for cooking and bathing since they no longer have running water in their home in Clovis, New Mexico.
A $160 million pipeline project from the Ute reservoir may help relieve the situation although communities are still finding ways to curb consumption.
- RANDY OLSON
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- Ogallala Aquifer_National Geographic Magazine 8/2016