Preserving A River With A Pint

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Arizona's Verde River has a lot of competing users: city dwellers, farmers, kayakers and environmentalists. They all want its water in different ways, but a new project aims to unite everyone over a glass of beer. A farm in Camp Verde, about 90 miles north of Phoenix, has planted a crop of malt barley to conserve water and give Arizona breweries a key ingredient to craft a truly local beer.

Melissa Sevigny (@MelissaSevigny) from KNAU in Flagstaff reports.

This segment aired on June 21, 2018.


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