Better conservation could solve water shortages in western US

Better conservation, water transfers from agriculture to urban areas, and groundwater storage, could prevent water shortages in the western US, according to US Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt. Babbitt says the natural needs of watersheds should be placed on a par with human needs and proposed setting baseline limits for stream flows to maintain watersheds in a healthy state.

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