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California looks Down Under for drought advice

By KRISTEN GELINEAU and ELLEN KNICKMEYER
Associated Press

SYDNEY (AP) -- California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record. Australia, the land poet...full story
updated 2015-05-25 10:22 PM
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California looks Down Under for drought advice
By KRISTEN GELINEAU and ELLEN KNICKMEYER
Associated Press

SYDNEY (AP) -- California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record. Australia, the land poet....Fullstory

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