By Dan Shapley
Water politics in the desert Southeast, where whole rivers have been diverted to green up the desert, are no frivolous matter, so a plan to pump more groundwater to Las Vegas is worrying Utah farmers and conservationists. That's because a new analysis shows the states' groundwater doesn't really care much for the line that divides them on the map. If you pump too much from the Nevada side, Utah will feel the pinch. File this one under wisdom for the ages: Everything is connected -- even sparse water in the driest parts of the world, according to a story in the June 5 Salt Lake Tribune.