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Analysis: After 13 years of drought, will water rationing be the new normal in Chile?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The severe drought began in the country more than a decade ago. Lack of rainfall. High temperatures. These are some reasons that have caused many cities and towns, such as Petorca, Caburgua, Aculeo, or Peñuelas, to practically run out of water or show a significant decrease.

The phenomenon has set off alarms among the authorities, the population, academics, and scientists. Different studies show for certain that the situation is real and serious. Government estimates indicate a reduction in water availability at the national level of between 10% and 37% compared to 30 years ago.

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