Struggling over Water
Jun 11, 2007 — This week, Morning Edition explores some of the conflicts that arise as different groups of people seek to maintain their hold on — or to get a hold of — more water in the arid West and other regions of the country.
Jun 12, 2007 — Officials in southern Nevada hope to build a 300-mile pipeline to carry water to Las Vegas. But ranchers who count on that water fear the project will mean an end to their rural way of life.
Jun 13, 2007 — Southern Nevada "water czar" Patricia Mulroy has used finely tuned negotiation skills, political savvy and her own special brand of municipal tough love to keep Las Vegas from running out of water.
Jun 14, 2007 — Several years of drought have dramatically lowered the water levels in Lake Powell, a massive reservoir in Utah and Arizona. It's part of a network that distributes water to millions of people in several arid states.
Jun 15, 2007 — During one of the driest years in Tennessee history, a stunting drought has lowered the local produce quality for local farmers — and the $20 billion farming industry.
Jun 15, 2007 — In Florida, Lake Okeechobee's water level dropped enough that dry grasses on the lake floor caught fire. But the weather isn't the only reason for the state's water woes, the author of a new book says.
Jun 14, 2007 — Drought plaguing the Southwest has forced local communities to rethink how they use water — and how the scarce resource can be most effectively distributed among competing water users.