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Water Issues Dividing and Challenging the U.S.

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With floods across the Midwest, droughts along the Southwest, and legal skirmishes in the West and South—water issues are dividing the United States and challenging its citizens like never before. As first reported by Circle of Blue in July 2008, increasing competition for diminishing water supplies is driving the United States into an era of water scarcity.

Georgia and Tennessee: 200 Years of a Tennessee River Toss-up

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Tennessee River Water Allocation Face-offCould the fourth time be the charm for Georgia's push to re-negotiate its border with Tennessee?

Nevada and Utah: Desert Aquifer Dispute in Snake Valley

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Snake Valley, Utah.  Image courtesy of the Utah Geological SurveryA highly disputed bill sits on the desk of Utah Governor Gary Herbert that would allow the construction of a 300-mile pipeline to pump 16 billion gallons of groundwater from the Snake Valley aquifer to as many as 120,000 households in the growing desert metropolis of Las Vegas, Nevada.

North vs. South: Carolinas in Supreme Court Battle for Catawba River

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The Catawba River is used by more than 30 cities and 17 counties for industry and drinking.

Mississippi vs. Tennessee: Billion-dollar Supreme Court Question, "Is Memphis Stealing Water?"

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Mephis TennesseeThe Supreme Court will decide if Memphis has been stealing Mississippi's groundwater since 1985 and must pay $1 billion in damages.