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California Drought

It's not just California's drought -- it's America's

It's not just California's drought -- it's America's

After a week on horseback helping my rancher friends with their annual cattle roundup, I boarded Amtrak's Empire Builder in Havre, Mont., a week ago Sunday and looked forward to resting my sore muscles for the 18 hours it would take to reach the coast. As I settled into my sleeping compartment, the friendly porter handed me a complimentary bottle of water.

It did not take long to notice where that water had come from: California.

That's one of the curiosities of the current drought in the state. While Gov. Jerry Brown is pushing municipalities to cut back on water use by 25 percent, Nestle is still drawing water out of the ground and shipping it off to the rest of the country....

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