Journal: 10 US Cities Short on Water

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The Ten Biggest American Cities That Are Running Out Of Water

24/7 Wall Street 29 October 2010

Some parts of the United States have begun to run low on water. That is probably not much of a surprise to people who live in the arid parts of America that have had water shortages for decades or even centuries. No one who has been to the Badlands in South Dakota would expect to be able to grow crops there.

The water problem is worse than most people realize, particularly in several large cities which are occasionally low on water now and almost certainly face shortfalls in a few years. This is particularly true if the change in global weather patterns substantially alters rainfall amounts in some areas of the US.

24/7 Wall St. looked at an October, 2010 report on water risk by environmental research and sustainability group, Ceres. We also considered a comprehensive July, 2010 report from the National Resources Defense Council which mapped areas at high risk of water shortage conflict. 24/7 Wall St also did its own analysis of water supply and consumption in America’s largest cities, and focused on the thirty largest metropolitan areas.

Read Middle of Story Here…and details on each of the ten cities listed below…

These are the ten largest cities by population that have the greatest chance of running out of water.
10. Orlando, FL

9. Atlanta, GA

8. Tucson, AZ

7. Las Vegas, NV

6. Fort Worth, TX

5. San Fransisco Bay Area, CA

4. San Antonio, Texas

3. Phoenix, AZ

2. Houston, TX

1. Los Angeles, CA