Water shortage likely across U.S. by mid-century; $100 billion in crop production in jeopardy

August 2010
Southwest Farm Press;8/5/2010, Vol. 37 Issue 16, p16
Trade Publication
The article reports on the negative effect of water shortages on crop production in the U.S. Estimates from a new report by Tetra Tech Inc. for the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) reveal that more than 1,100 counties face higher risks of water shortages by mid-century due to global warming. Dan Lashof, director of Climate Center at the NRDC, says that climate change can affect water supplies across the country.


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