欲加强难度还请移步《地道美语听力播客（快速版）》 Fabian:How long do you think this drought is going to last?
Lia:I have no idea, but I'm not worried.
I grew up in the desert.
Not having enough precipitation was just a fact of life.
Fabian:Yes, but people here aren't used to getting this little rainfall.
Their livelihood depends on having a reliable water supply for their crops.
Lia:You make it sound like we're experiencing another Dust Bowl when the water table is just a little low.
Fabian:I think it's a little more serious than that.
Lia:What we need here is a reservoir.
That would give this town the water reserves it needs in case of a drought.
Fabian:What we really need are fewer dust storms and more thunderstorms.
Lia:And for people to stop over farming.
That and deforestation are half the problem.
Fabian:You may be right, but that's not what people want to hear right now.
They need some relief.
Lia:Maybe the town's water conservation efforts will make a difference.
Fabian:Well, I'm certainly willing to stop bathing if it'll help.
Lia:I thought you already had.