NASA official says California has one year of water left

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Sunday, March 15, 2015
The dry bed of the Stevens Creek Reservoir is seen on Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
The dry bed of the Stevens Creek Reservoir is seen on Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- An official with NASA has some dire news for California -- we have just one year of water left.

Jay Famiglietti, a senior water scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, says data shows water storage in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river basins will be gone in a year. He adds that our backup supply, groundwater, will also be gone soon.

Famiglietti believes the state has to start mandatory water rationing and needs to speed up a groundwater sustainability plan.

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