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Drought Hurts Beach Businesses

droughtGRANITE BAY, Ca. — A drought isn’t just drying up California’s Folsom Lake. Some area business owners say it’s also drying up their profits.

From boat and equipment rentals to food and drink sales, many businesses are taking a hit. Shop owners say usually business is booming in the summer, but fewer people are stopping by now that the lake is drying up.

“Twenty-thousand-plus in July, this year we just barely went over $2,000 for the whole month, so a very big difference,” says Snack Shack Owner Chris McIntyre.

Shop owners say they hope a rainy season can save their businesses.

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