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Pretty bad, it seems. The Smithsonian cites a number of resources indicating that the Golden State isn’t just turning brown, it’s likely to stay that way. The drought is severe and few experts expect much relief, in either the short or the long term. With what was once the most productive agricultural land in the world and the largest population of any state in the union, California, once a national breadbasket, is sliding toward being a basket case: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-bad-californias-drought-180954733/