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Residents in drought-stricken state take Dirt Bucket Challenge

Two men in California modified the Ice Bucket Challenge because of the drought affecting their state. (Source: CDub/YouTube) Two men in California modified the Ice Bucket Challenge because of the drought affecting their state. (Source: CDub/YouTube)

(RNN) - Two men in California wanted to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge to End ALS, but their state is running short on water.

"In recognition of the California drought, we've altered the proceedings," one of the unnamed men in the video says.

So, they took the Dirt Bucket Challenge.

Standing on parched land with brown and barren trees in the background, they said they wanted to be in accordance with water restrictions placed on the state.

"There's not a lot of water around here, so cheers," the other guy says.

The lack of water has ruined farm lands and spawned many wildfires. Many of the state's lakes are at crisis levels, such as Lake Oroville, which is at 32 percent of its capacity. More than 58 percent of the state is experiencing an exceptional drought.

The Ice Bucket Challenge has raised more than $53.3 million for the ALS Association, compared to $2.2 million during the same period of time last year.

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