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Drying Up: 11 U.S. Cities May Run Out of Water by Midcentury

In case you missed it: The Huffington Post reported last week on the water woes of 11 U.S. cities that could run out water by around 2050 — including some that might be surprising to you. Drawing on recent reports from NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and the Columbia University Water Center, and quoting some of the authors,  HuffPo’s Matt Ferner pointed out that water shortage issues could impact much more of the U.S. during the same time frame. This list simply covers 11 major cities, in order by population below.

The cities:

11. Salt Lake City, Utah

10. Lincoln, Neb.

9. Cleveland, Ohio

8. Miami, Fla.

7. Atlanta, Georgia

6. Washington, D.C.

5. El Paso, Texas

4. San Antonio, Texas

3. San Francisco Bay Area, Calif.

2. Houston, Texas

1. Los Angeles, Calif.

Read the full story, with links to the research materials.

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