As major reservoirs shrink with the changing climate, seven states seek a sustainable future for the critical regional water source.
Updated Feb. 1 with comments from U.S. Bureau of Land Reclamation commissioner.
The Colorado River watershed may be reaching a climate tipping point, drying under the influence of global warming to the point that states and tribes in the basin can no longer put off a day of reckoning about the water allocations that have been their lifeblood for the past century.
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Original Title: Beyond Drought: 7 States Rebalance Their Colorado River Use as Global Warming Dries the Region
Full Text of the Original Article: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/31012019/colorado-river-water-crisis-climate-science-state-conservation-plans