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Water in a Dry State

Water in a Dry State

Water is precious. People work to control water by moving it from one place to another. Even though Utah is the second driest state in the country, it is easy to believe that we have a never-ending supply of it.

Why do historians care about water? Understanding where water is located and how it has been used in the past can tell us a lot about where people live, how people work, and how communities develop. History also offers the background to help us solve pressing water problems that we face today.