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Central Oregon farmers struggle in drought

Jun. 05, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Cate Havstad-Casad, co-owner of Havstad-Casad Family Farms in Jefferson County, didn’t hold back last week while speaking on a Zoom call with state representatives about the drought conditions affecting farmers in Jefferson County. Speaking during a...

Arizona farmers to bear brunt of cuts from Colorado River

Apr. 29, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona is prepared to lose about one-fifth of the water the state gets from the Colorado River in what could be the first federally declared shortage in the river that supplies millions of people in the U.S. West and Mexico, state officials said Thursday. ...

India's deepening water crisis at the heart of farm protests

Apr. 29, 2021 01:26 AM EDT

RANSIH KALAN. India (AP) — Every year, Swarn Singh sows rice in his fields, knowing that the thirsty crop is draining northern India's Punjab of its groundwater. But Singh says he has no choice, adding, “We'd rather plant crops that need less water." The 32-year-old...

US West prepares for possible 1st water shortage declaration

Apr. 19, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The man-made lakes that store water supplying millions of people in the U.S. West and Mexico are projected to shrink to historic lows in the coming months, dropping to levels that could trigger the federal government's first-ever official shortage declaration and...