Running out of water: how climate change fuels a crisis in the US west

Running out of water: how climate change fuels a crisis in the US west

For farmers and Native tribes near the California-Oregon border, water scarcity is happening now

Except for a brief stint in the military, Paul Crawford has spent his entire life farming in southern Oregon. First, as a boy, chasing his dad through hayfields and now, growing alfalfa on his own farm with his wife and two kids, who want to grow up to be farmers.

“I wouldn’t trade a day of farming with my wife and my kids for anything. It’s an amazing life,” Crawford said. “It just may end if we don’t figure something out on this water issue.”

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