Climate change threatens Colorado River and the water supply for 40 million people
Climate change has dramatically decreased natural flow in the Colorado River, jeopardizing the water supply for some 40 million people and millions of acres of farmland, according to new research from the USGS. The decline is expected to continue unless changes are made to alleviate global warming and the impacts of drier, hotter temperatures.
- Arizona Daily Star: ‘Eye-popping’ study: Colorado River down 2 billion tons of water due to climate change
- CNN: Climate change is drying up the Colorado River, putting millions at risk of ’severe water shortages’
- Scientific American: Colorado River is in danger of a parched future
- Arizona Republic: Rising temperatures are taking a worsening toll on the Colorado River, study finds