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Low Water Levels in Great Lakes Cause Concern

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May 4, 2013
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Historically low water levels in the Great Lakes may seriously impact the environment and consumers.


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Colombia's Caribbean Coastal Region Hit by Severe Drought

AFP (Aug. 6, 2014) — Colombia’s Caribbean coast and other regions are hit by a devastating drought that has lowered lakes' and rivers’ water to critical levels and is wiping away crops and livestock, Puerto Colombia, August 6, 2014. Duration: 00:34 Video provided by AFP
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California Drought Is Good News for Gold Prospectors

California Drought Is Good News for Gold Prospectors

AFP (Apr. 22, 2014) — For months California has suffered from a historic drought. The lack of water is worrying for farmers and ranchers, but for gold diggers it’s a stroke of good fortune. With water levels low, normally inaccessible areas are exposed. Duration: 01:57 Video provided by AFP
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