water wars

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Water wars head upstream as state considers cutbacks for senior Central Valley irrigation districts

Published: 
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 6:36pm

More than two decades after Los Angeles was forced to cut water diversions to protect California’s natural resources, the state is poised to impose similar restrictions on San Francisco and some of the Central Valley’s oldest irrigation districts.

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Facing historically low levels, Lake Mead officials are fending off a water war. Here's how

Published: 
Mon, 07/18/2016 (All day)

This may be what the start of a water war looks like.

Drought is draining the West’s largest reservoir, Lake Mead, to historic low levels. Forecasts say climate change will make things worse. Headlines warn of water shortages and cutbacks. Members of Congress are moving to protect their states’ supplies.