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Reservoirs are Idaho’s drought insurance (access required)

Idaho’s widespread system of water storage and irrigation infrastructure provides the state with a comfortable insurance policy against severe droughts like the one that has devastated Midwest farmers and ranchers this year. If Idaho sees nearly normal levels of precipitation and snowpack this winter, there should be enough water to meet farmers’ needs in 2013. But ...

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