Water supplies at your local watering hole will be severely affected by the drought, according to a new report from CoinDesk.
Water shortages are expected to occur during the next few months, as the Colorado River floods in the fall, with the water supply affected by rainfall in some parts of the state.
This could lead to rationing, with water stations not receiving enough water for customers, CoinDesk reported.
According to the report, shortages of water are not limited to the Colorado and the Missouri rivers.
In a similar situation, water stations will likely not be able to provide water to a lot of residents, who will likely be forced to drink from wells.
In a statement, the state’s Department of Water Resources (DWRI) said the water shortage is expected to affect nearly a third of the states population, while the drought affects an additional 11.5 percent.
“It is critical that water supply and demand are aligned in order to protect residents, businesses, and agriculture,” the statement reads.
“We urge residents to take precautions to protect their water supply.”
In an attempt to avoid the problem, many water stations have already reduced their water use by up to 50 percent.
This includes using water from municipal waste and other sources.
“In the event of a shortage, water may not be used or it may be stored,” the DWRI statement reads, while stressing that water stations are not required to provide drinking water for those who are using the tap.
However, some water stations may not necessarily be able take advantage of this, as a report from the Associated Press indicates.
According the report by the AP, the drought will affect a majority of the United States population, as water stations in New York, California, and Texas will likely face the biggest water shortage.
The AP reported that New York’s water supply will likely only receive 2.2 percent of its water needs in the next two weeks.
In California, water supplies will likely receive 5 percent of their needs, while in Texas, it will likely fall to 1.9 percent.
Water in some regions may be able, but not necessarily in others, as drought conditions will also likely affect the southern states of the US, which will see water supplies fall by as much as 50 percent in some areas, according the AP.