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December 19, 2014

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Nevada among 7 states running out of water

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Leila Navidi

Hemenway Harbor in Lake Mead National Recreation Area seen from Boulder City on Tuesday, August 13, 2013.

In seven states drought conditions were so severe that each had more than half of its land area in severe drought. Severe drought is characterized by crop loss, frequent water shortages, and mandatory water use restrictions. Based on data from the U.S. Drought Monitor, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the states with the highest levels of severe drought.

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