Lack of funding results in ‘dearth of data’ on water

Water experts predict that much of the United States will experience freshwater shortages within the next decade. To better plan for a potential crisis, researchers and scientists strive to collect data on streams, aquifers and water consumption. However, they do so under constrained financial conditions, leaving many research programs vulnerable.

Montana’s freshwater future uncertain

Montana water managers responded in a survey that it is likely the state will experience statewide freshwater shortages within the next decade. While Montana's water issues are unique in some ways, researchers from the state said its overall problems mirror much of the country's.