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The long arms of pivot irrigation rigs deliver water from the Ogallala Aquifer to circular fields of corn in northwestern Kansas. A new study suggests many of the world's rivers and streams could dry up because people are draining underground aquifers that sustain streams through dry periods. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Irrigation For Farming Could Leave Many Of The World's Streams And Rivers Dry

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A sign advertising a water sale sits on a farm outside Del Norte, Colorado. Luke Runyon/KUNC hide caption

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To Save Their Water Supply, Colorado Farmers Taxed Themselves

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Shinichi Kuramoto of the Center for Deep Earth Exploration in Japan displays a replica of earthquake fault rock. TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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