U.S. Irrigation Pushed Eastward By Drought & Financial Risks

Outlet: Circle of Blue

July 30, 2014

The canals, reservoirs, pumps & pivoting sprinklers that transformed the American West in the 20th century from desert & grassland into the nation’s primary fruit & vegetable producing region are spreading eastward. Irrigated agriculture’s march into Midwest & South could increase competition for water.

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