Tapped out

But the good grace of Mother Nature to keep the valley fertile through adequate rainfall may not be enough to sustain the crop growth and drinking supply needs of the Shoals in the coming years. Dawn Rodriguez, spokeswoman for the International Water Management Institute, said it could be 25 years before the nation, as well as the planet, faces serious water shortages, largely as a result of the finite nature of water as a resource. “The causes of water scarcity are essentially identical to the food crisis,” she said. “There are serious and extremely worrying factors that indicate water supplies are steadily being used up.”

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