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Drought is a severe problem, drought affects crops, and animals, and lowers sea levels. Roughly 73 percent of Louisiana is in a moderate drought. The Mississippi River is at its lowest level in a decade. Ways we can reduce drought is by watching how much water we use, collecting rainwater, and use to water our garden instead of a hose. You can use soil that has more moisture and never pours water down the drain when there could be another use for it. You can fix dripping faucets, and install a water heater on your sink. Another solution is to replace your showerhead with an ultra-low flow version. If you have a pool, you can install a water-saving pool filter and cover the pool to reduce water evaporation. You can also take shorter showers instead of baths and avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily.