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  Re: “The Colorado River is sending us a message,” Aug. 29 commentary Gary Wockner’s column on the Colorado River focuses on Lake Powell and how climate change necessitates a reassessment of how that reservoir should be managed. Clearly some very difficult decisions need to be made in view ...
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  By Suman Naishadham The Associated Press WASHINGTON » U.S. officials on Monday declared the first-ever water shortage from a river that serves 40 million people in the West, triggering cuts to some Arizona farmers next year amid a gripping drought. Water levels at the largest re...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Global warming is already shrinking the Colorado River, the most important waterway in the American Southwest, and it could reduce the flow by more than a third by the end of the century, two scientists say. The river’s volume has dropped more than 19 percent during a drought gripping the region si...
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By Dennis Dimick, National Geographic PUBLISHED AUGUST 21, 2014 Aquifers provide us freshwater that makes up for surface water lost from drought-depleted lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. We are drawing down these hidden, mostly nonrenewable groundwater supplies at unsustainable rates in the western ...
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