Looking at the long term: Will Iowa ever have water shortages?
February 2, 2012
The Cedar Rapids Gazette carries an interesting story today about how population growth in a handful of Eastern Iowa cities
could put a lot of local pressure on municipal water supplies -- the kind of pressure that the state, as a whole, generally doesn't face. It's one of the major consequences of the shift in Iowa's population, in which the people are ever more heavily concentrated in a small number of urban centers. The state as a whole has abundant water supplies -- but that doesn't mean particular local areas won't face their own shortages.
last revised February 2012