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The Top 5 U.S. States with the Highest Risk of Water Shortage

  U.S. State Percentage of Counties at Risk Number of Counties at "Extreme Risk"
1 Delaware 100% 0
2 Texas 98% 162
3 Nebraska 97% 41
4 Florida 96% 21
5 Nevada 94% 3
Tags Water , Top 5 Highest , The Environment , The United States

Sources:  "Evaluating Sustainability of Projected Water Demands Under Future Climate Change Scenarios," Tetra Tech Inc. 2010.

List Notes: Data is the percentage of counties in a particular state that is "at risk" for a water shortage. Data is for the year 2010.
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