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WSJ: Western water wars are heading east

When you think about water wars, you might think about the tension between different water users in California or one of the western states that has been part of their culture ever since the West was settled. But water wars are becoming a big thing here in the East, too, due to increased irrigation and demand for more water for agriculture as well as other needs like cities’ water supplies. The Wall Street Journal posted a story this week on how farming in the Southeast has accelerated the demand for water and caused conflicts between users that have led to the Florida-Georgia lawsuit and restrictions on new wells. You can read the article without the paywall at MSN.com here.