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Castle Addresses Drought Myths

Assistant Secretary of the Interior Anne Castle says several myths stand in the way of broad agreements needed to deal with increasing demand for water in the drought-stricken and "over-allocated" Colorado River basin. 

Addressing the "Business of Water" conference in Las Vegas on Friday she said there's no one-step way to avoid the possibility of cuts in water deliveries to states, including Arizona and Nevada, in the next few years. She says it'll take multiple, incremental efforts. 

Castle says other myths are that cities just need to stop wasting water and that water is too valuable to use on farms.  Castle says cooperation is needed on all sides, and myths can be dangerous if they lead people to complacency.

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