Colorado River System Is Approaching Tipping Point
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European nations are not the only ones affected by the drought from climate change. The Colorado River provides water to 40 million people (from states of Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming, California, and 30 federally recognized tribes). Debra Krol and Luke Runyon discuss the “mega-drought” and water crisis in the Colorado River Basin and what it means for residents of Arizona, Nevada and tribal lands, in the video published on Aug 23, 2022, “The Dire Water Crisis Developing Around the Colorado River Basin | Symone“, below:
The Colorado River supplies seven states and 40 million people with water, but it’s now about 20% smaller than it was 20 years ago. NBC’s Steve Patterson reports for TODAY on the new reality impacting people from coast to coast, and Al Roker is tracking the rainfall forecast, in the video published on Aug 18, 2022, “Colorado River Is Shrinking: What This Means For Water Supplies“, below:
Lake Powell & Lake Mead are nearly now 3/4ths empty and are projected to continue dropping, in the video published on Aug 18, 2022, “Drought is felt across the United States in midst of Colorado river crisis“, below:
The seven states that share the Colorado River are trying to figure out how to conserve 2-4 million acre-feet of water to protect critical elevations at Lake Powell and Lake Mead, in the video published on Aug 18, 2022, “2 drought-stricken states told to cut water use from Colorado River“, below:
A worsening drought in states across the West is leading to lower water levels in the Colorado River and in the country’s most prominent reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powell. Because of this, on Tuesday, U.S. officials announced they would be cutting back water allotments for certain states in the Southwest, including Nevada, in the video published on Aug 17, 2022, “Critically low reservoir prompts U S officials to cut Nevada’s water allotment by 8%“, below:
The federal government announced that Arizona and Nevada will get less water from the Colorado River amid a severe drought. Ben Tracy takes a look, in the video published on Aug 16, 2022, “Historic shortage forces new water cuts in Southwest“, below:
The federal government on Tuesday announced a second round of water restrictions to states that depend on the Colorado River Basin. The move comes as the American West faces unprecedented challenges to preserve water that continues to recede rapidly. Jennifer Pitt, Colorado River program director for the National Audubon Society, joins Stephanie Sy to discuss, in the video published on Aug 16, 2022, “Federal water restrictions in the West underscore severity of climate crisis“, below:
‘Moment of reckoning is near,” water boss writes he’s fed-up with other states’ lack of action, in the video published on Aug 15, 2022, “‘Moment of reckoning is near,” water boss writes he’s fed-up with other states’ lack of action“, below:
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To better understand the Colorado River system, please refer to the excerpt from wikipedia, by clicking HERE.
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