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The Great American Drought

Journalist Ben Winslow went to Israel in search of solutions to the U.S. megadrought in a country that has thrived despite being built in a desert.
Posted at 1:12 PM, May 04, 2023

America is experiencing a historic, destructive megadrought. Can another country, built in the middle of a desert, provide us with a roadmap for our future?

Scripps News and The Great Salt Lake Collaborative, which is a group of newsrooms working together to cover the lake and find solutions, partnered for an exclusive special, "The Great American Drought."

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