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Trees burned by a recent wildfire line the steep banks of Lake Oroville on June 1, 2021 in California. As severe drought takes hold across the Western US, the risk of water shortages and dangerous wildfires is growing.
A drought that began more than two decades ago is growing worse across much of the Western US, with serious consequences for millions of people and ecosystems across the region.
Mandatory water restrictions are already in place and even deeper cuts loom in some states, while dry, hot conditions are fueling extreme wildfires.
As the crisis persists, we want to hear from you: How have you been impacted by the drought and what are you doing to prepare for the months ahead?