posted on May, 7 2004 @ 09:46 PM
There's an excellent article at
It seems that the amount of rainfall in the western US during the 20th century was at an 800 year high. This was the period when the water allocation
agreements were put in place that govern agricultural and urban supplies.
Now, it seems that, since 1999, the climate has become drier, and water supplies have shrunk. It's not clear if this is due to global warming or just
a reversion to "normal" precipitation patterns.
In any case, if this continues, people in the Rockies and West are in trouble.