In West, Recreation Parks Claim Scarce Water
"...But the parks depend on vast allocations of water - one of the arid West's most prized and contested commodities. The debate turns on the question of whether recreation should be on par with "traditional" water uses in agriculture, homes, and industry. Critics say that even though whitewater courses don't actually use the water they claim, the rushing-river effect means there's less water available for others."
Thanks to Laura Kranz