WILLCOX — With a lack of restrictions on water use, owners of some large-scale farms in the United States are drying up underground water tables.

All they have to do is buy the land to have access to as much free water as they want.

In Arizona, farm owners and ranchers are digging ever deeper to irrigate their land, leaving other residents with low water reserves. Meanwhile, parts of the land have caved in, collapsing as the water is pumped up from beneath.

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James Vasina is a reporter for France 24.

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