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Dry land is visible, at a section that is normally under water, on the banks of Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity near Oroville, California, U.S., June 16, 2021. Picture taken June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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An aerial view shows low water levels at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, California, U.S., June 16, 2021. Picture taken with a drone June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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Houseboats are anchored in low water levels at Lake Oroville which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity near Oroville, California, U.S., June 16, 2021. Picture taken June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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Low water levels are visible at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, California, U.S., June 16, 2021. Picture taken June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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Low water levels are visible at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, California, U.S. June 16, 2021. Picture taken June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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A buoy and its concrete anchor lay on the dry ground at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, California, U.S., June 16, 2021. Picture taken June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerruci
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An aerial view shows houseboats anchored in low water levels at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, California, U.S., June 16, 2021. Picture taken with a drone June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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Low water levels are visible at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, California, U.S., June 16, 2021. Picture taken June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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An aerial view shows low water levels at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, California, U.S., June 16, 2021. Picture taken with a drone June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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An aerial view shows the burned trees from the 2020 Bear fire and the low water levels at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, California, U.S., June 16, 2021. Picture taken with a drone June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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Houseboats are anchored in low water levels at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, California, U.S., June 16, 2021. Picture taken June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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Low water levels are visible through the burned trees from the 2020 Bear fire at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, California, U.S. June 16, 2021. Picture taken June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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Houseboats are anchored in low water levels at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, California, U.S., June 16, 2021. Picture taken June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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Trees burned during the 2020 Bear fire, and low water levels are visible at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, California, U.S., June 16, 2021. Picture taken June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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An aerial view shows houseboats anchored in low water levels at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, California, U.S., June 16, 2021. Picture taken with a drone June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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Dry land is visible, at a section that is normally under water, on the banks of Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity near Oroville, California, U.S., June 16, 2021. Picture taken June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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An aerial view shows houseboats anchored in low water levels and a boat ramp several feet above the water at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, California, U.S., June 16, 2021. Picture taken with a drone June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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A boat launch ramp is closed because of low water levels at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, California, U.S., June 16, 2021. Picture taken June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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A floating security barrier is seen at a section that used to be underwater at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, California, U.S. June 16, 2021. Picture taken June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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Low water levels are visible under the Entreprise bridge at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, California, U.S., June 16, 2021. Picture taken June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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Low water levels are visible at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, California, U.S., June 16, 2021. Picture taken June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerruci
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An aerial view shows weeds growing from a boat launch ramp at Lake Oroville, which is the second largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state's Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, California, U.S., June 16, 2021. Picture taken with a drone June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
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Updated 18 June 2021

Extreme drought hits western U.S.

Much of the U.S. West is in the grip of a drought that has cut hydropower supplies and left rivers running dry.