"Drought and growth have intensified the fight over water. Some farmers and ranchers in northeastern Colorado have had their wells restricted or shut down after cities and others with surface water rights successfully argued the wells were illegally drawing down the South Platte River.
"Water for energy development and growth likely would be taken from agriculture."
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Many have predicted a looming war over water in the U.S., a situation that could make Michigan and other Great Lake states very desirable locations. The battles over increasingly scarce water supplies are already being fought in Colorado: