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Boaters launch their boats hundreds of yards away from designated boat ramps at Folsom Lake on Aug. 19 in Folsom, Calif. As the severe drought in California continues for a third straight year, water levels in the state's lakes and reservoirs is reaching historic lows. Folsom Lake is currently at 40 percent of its total capacity of 977,000 acre feet. [Justin Sullivan | Getty Images]

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A new study says that California's drought is so severe it's causing the ground to rise. Angela Fritz of the Washington Post reported scientists estimate 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost in the past 18 months. What happens when 63 trillion gallons of water disappear? "As it turns out, 63 trillion gallons …


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