Study Says Irrigation Of Cattle Feed Crops Single Largest Consumptive Use Of Water, 32 Percent In Western U.S.

Across the globe, humans are using freshwater resources faster than those resources can be naturally replenished. In the Western United States, for example, water extractions from the Colorado River have exceeded total river flow, causing rapid depletion of water storage reservoirs. In addition, as these water sources dry up, species of fish, plants and animals are also adversely impacted.

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