Salazar looks at water challenges


MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press Writer BILLINGS

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Monday that the West's limited water supplies face growing pressure from agricultural uses, changing demographics and climate change underscoring the need for more federal money for water projects. Salazar spoke at a water issues forum sponsored by Montana State University-Billings, part of a two-day trip to Montana made at the request of Democratic U.S. Sen. Max Baucus. As a Colorado native whose family has farmed arid lands for 150 years, Salazar said he understands the region's urgent need for secure water...

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