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Sun Dec 16, 2012, 12:39 PM Dec 2012

Feds predict end times for Colorado River water [View all]

from Grist:

Feds predict end times for Colorado River water
By Susie Cagle

Add another item to the list of things in peril due to climate change: the entire American West.

According to a new study from the federal Bureau of Reclamation, the Colorado River won’t fare well over the next 50 years. Climate change, drought, and population growth all add up to far greater demand for water than the river will be able to supply by 2060.

A large portion of the American West, especially its cities, rely on the Colorado. Almost 40 million residents of Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming depend entirely on the river’s water. ..............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://grist.org/news/feds-predict-end-times-for-colorado-river-water/

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