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Potential water shortage in Mississippi?

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STATE OF MISSISSIPPI (WLBT) - A new study shows Mississippi at a high risk for a potential water shortage in the next forty to fifty years.

The report from the Natural Resources Defense Council paints a sobering picture of warm temperatures further taxing aquifers already stressed by heavy agricultural and consumer use.

Mississippi is one of fourteen states considered most "at risk."

Counties in the delta look like they would fare the worst, but Rankin and Madison are also singled out among the counties at high risk.

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