Young farmers, Las Vegas respond to water warning

Outlet: Southwest Farm Press

August 26, 2013

As expected, a recent announcement from the United States Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) that warns of a historically low reduction in the amount of water to be released from Lake Powell next year has alarmed water officials across the Southwest and in California. It has also prompted an organizer for the National Young Farmers Coalition to release a statement warning of a looming water crisis and a sharp decline in future agricultural production if water stakeholders fail to respond with better conservation and water management practices.