The 21st-century 'water wars' are here

Most people don't know it yet, writes Varsha Venkatasubramanian.

When it comes to dams, we’re not just talking about hydropower. We’re talking about agriculture, water storage and flood control. We’re talking about storing hazardous materials. While the first dam Americans think of is usually the Hoover Dam or the Grand Coulee, most in the US are embankment dams (which are made from soi…

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