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Reading articles like this makes me want to check our local reservoirs more. We build a desal plant to feed about 10% (I think?) of our city's consumption starting in about 2007, when we had some pretty major drought. I believe it is only now that we see a drought severe enough again to start appreciating it, but no one thinks about it anymore. Shortly after it was built, about 5 years ago, it was derided as a great big waste of money. But I think it has been our hidden reservoir savior. It has been running continuously since in maintenance mode, but even just a little bit may be enough to make our reservoirs seem like they're enough on their own, as that small amount of water no longer needs to come from them.

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