Nuevo Leon, one the wealthiest states in Mexico, is facing an unprecedented water crisis, with the taps running dry in parts of Monterrey and the surrounding areas. Authorities blame a four-year drought that has almost completely dried up dams and a histor

SANTIAGO, NUEVO LEON - JULY 19: An El Capitan catamaran and boat rentals boat is stranded on what would normally be underwater, as a severe drought in Northern Mexico has dried up to less than 95% the capacity of the 39 million cubic meters of the Rodrigo Gómez Dam (also known by La Boca reservoir) on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 in Santiago, NUEVO LEON. The Boca reservoir, one of three dams, supplies water to the Monterrey metropolitan area. Santiago is a municipality part of the Monterrey metropolitan area. Nuevo Leon, one the wealthiest states in Mexico, is facing an unprecedented water crisis, with the taps running dry in parts of Monterrey and the surrounding areas. Authorities blame a four-year drought that has almost completely dried up dams and a history of poor water management. Residents have only had water run from their taps for a few hours each day. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
SANTIAGO, NUEVO LEON - JULY 19: An El Capitan catamaran and boat rentals boat is stranded on what would normally be underwater, as a severe drought in Northern Mexico has dried up to less than 95% the capacity of the 39 million cubic meters of the Rodrigo Gómez Dam (also known by La Boca reservoir) on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 in Santiago, NUEVO LEON. The Boca reservoir, one of three dams, supplies water to the Monterrey metropolitan area. Santiago is a municipality part of the Monterrey metropolitan area. Nuevo Leon, one the wealthiest states in Mexico, is facing an unprecedented water crisis, with the taps running dry in parts of Monterrey and the surrounding areas. Authorities blame a four-year drought that has almost completely dried up dams and a history of poor water management. Residents have only had water run from their taps for a few hours each day. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Nuevo Leon, one the wealthiest states in Mexico, is facing an unprecedented water crisis, with the taps running dry in parts of Monterrey and the surrounding areas.
Authorities blame a four-year drought that has almost completely dried up dams and a histor
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