Up to 50% of Western U.S. water is used to feed beef and dairy cattle. - How beef eaters in cities are draining rivers in the American West by By Alejandra Borunda, National Geographic

March 2, 2020

In some western river basins, over 50 percent of the water goes to cattle feed, fodder for cows that end up as burgers in major U.S. cities. To save rivers, scientists suggest paying farmers to not farm.