The Cattle Site: Study reveals beef, dairy production depleting water supply

Posted MAR 12, 2020

“The groundbreaking maps produced by FEWSION made it possible to link river depletion through the supply chain to irrigated alfalfa and hay and to beef and dairy production, then to urban consumers of beef and dairy in each city and county in the US,” co-author and principal investigator Ben Ruddell said….

“According to the study, published this week in Nature Sustainability, the team’s findings ‘led to closer examination of the water use and ecological impacts associated with irrigation of cattle-feed crops. We pinpointed locations where these crops were being grown and modeled their associated depletion of river flow in local sub-watersheds…'”

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