Lakes and reservoirs are drying up as 85% of Mexico is in drought, with Mexico City in its worst drought in 30 years. Major reservoirs that supply the capital’s 9 million residents are more than half empty, a result of three consecutive extremely dry years, and about 75% of the country’s second-largest lake is dry. Climate change makes droughts worse by changing precipitation patterns and increasing evaporation caused by higher temperatures. “Because we live on the hill, there is no drinking water,” Mexico City resident Karina Ortega told Reuters. “The water that we get on the donkeys, that’s used for food because it is cleaner. But we do struggle a lot with this.” (Reuters, AP; Climate Signals background: Drought)