The western United States is currently fighting the most severe drought in thousands of years. A mix of poor water management policies and human-induced climate change has created a situation where water resources in western reservoirs are so low that states are forced to reduce their water use.
It’s not hard to find media attention that focuses on the excesses of domestic water use: long showers, swimming pools, watering lawns, car washes at home. Or in business, such as irrigating golf courses or pumping water into hotel fountains in Las Vegas.
But when a team of researchers looked at… water use in the westthey discovered a very different story about where most western water goes. Only 14 percent of all water use in the western US goes to domestic, commercial and industrial water use. So who really uses the water? Their findings may solution the dwindling water resources in the West.
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