(Breitbart) Scientists with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are warning that streams harboring endangered salmon and steelhead could go dry because of the heavy water consumption by marijuana growers.

During the growing season, California “pot farms” consume 60 million gallons of water a day. That equals 50% more than is consumed by the entire city of San Francisco.

With 79% of California now in “extreme drought” conditions, state rangers and local law enforcement are promising a crackdown on California’s $3.9 billion annual marijuana crop.

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