The brunt of the impact of the southwestern water shortage will be borne by agriculture rather than the general public, who are more likely to feel the burden in terms of higher prices and seasonal shortages for some fruits and vegetables.
The savage drought experienced in the western U.S. has long been foreseen, although until extremely recently it has been managed with a long-term strategy of wishing and hoping.
They’re right next to each other, and despite wild differences, they have one thing in common: water worries. They’re known as California and Arizona. Both are subject to what has been called the biggest drought in 1200 years.