Water shortages and drought are California’s biggest environmental concern, new poll shows

In an aerial view, low water levels are visible at Lake Oroville on July 22, 2021 in Oroville, California. As the extreme drought continues in California, Lake Oroville, the second-largest reservoir in the state, was at 26% of capacity on July 28. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

After the two driest consecutive years in much of California in nearly half a century, reservoir levels are dropping. Lawns are brown. Water restrictions are increasing. And Californians are getting worried.

Asked to name the environmental issue they are most concerned about, more California residents cited water shortages and drought than any other, according to a

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