In tales of the Old West, if one rancher had water and another didn’t, if they couldn’t work out a trade, then a water war – often with shooting – broke out. A few decades ago, Kansas sued Colorado because they believed that dams and other structures built in Colorado diminished the supply of water that flowed to Kansas. A few million dollars in environmental studies and legal fees later, it turned out that Kansas actually had more water now.
I recall an incident in which a Colorado town ran out of water. … Keep reading