The Dam-building era lives on

Water buffaloes continue to turn to large-scale plumbing to rescue West from drought

It’s a pattern almost as reliable as the seasons once were: A severe drought settles over the land, the reservoir levels plummet, the crops whither, and the water buffaloes come out to play. The dam builders, that is, along with the pipeline proponents, the diversion denizens, and even the weather modification mavens, each with their own new scheme to m…

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