Friday, February 24, 2017

Colorado River in more trouble than previously thought

According to research done by the University of Arizona and others, the Colorado River flows are already almost 20% down from the averages last century and are projected to drop 50% if climate change is not abated. This is very bad news because water rights were established during a period of high volume, so we allocated more water than the river had....even back then. And legally Arizona is in a subordinate position, meaning we could be forced to stop drawing water so that other states could still have theirs.

Colorado River Flows Will Keep Shrinking As Climate Warms, Research Shows - National Parks Traveler
https://apple.news/AmGtxlC_6TsGEkh_XcivADQ

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