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Lake of the Woods relies on neighbors to ease drought

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Dave Warner, a consultant to Lake of the Woods, checks out a remote mountain spring on public land above the small community. He says his job is to help small towns in Kern and Tulare Counties know more about their water supply options, so they can better take advantage of government assistance for drought.
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Dave Warner, a consultant to Lake of the Woods, checks out a remote mountain spring on public land above the small community. He says his job is to help small towns in Kern and Tulare Counties know more about their water supply options, so they can better take advantage of government assistance for drought.

Back in February, the mountain community Lake of the Woods was identified as one of 17 California communities that could run out of water within four months.

Back in February, California identified the mountain community Lake of the Woods as one of 17 California communities that could run out of water within four months.

It has since been taken off that list, but the town remains vulnerable to the drought. 

Lake of the Woods headed off that fate by bringing water in from the Lebec County Water District – at significant cost, reports KPCC's Molly Peterson.

Read the full story: Local town relies on neighbors to ease ongoing water shortage

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