The Dwindling Supply Of Water In The West

The first lesson about water in the west is that there is not enough to go around. And getting water is about to get more difficult.
July 7, 2003, 4am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Courts are deciding who can use the water and who can't. Cities are preparing to buy or lease from farmers or Indian tribes for 10 times the current cost. And on the eve of a series of meetings aimed at quelling some of the unrest, the federal government lobbed its own bomb, ruling on Thursday that farmers in California's Imperial Valley are wasting water and will receive less beginning next year. Furious farmers are already preparing a legal challenge that will likely drag on for months and could eventually draw in Arizona and other states."

Thanks to Tom Collins

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Published on Sunday, July 6, 2003 in The Arizona Republic
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