From U-T San Diego:
“The Colorado River Basin has a problem: the ongoing drought that began in 2000 is one of the worst in a thousand years. While demand for water continues to grow, climate change is causing supplies to dwindle. We need to take aggressive steps now toward solving this imbalance and protecting the vibrant economy of the Southwest.
“The right resources are being brought to bear. The Bureau of Reclamation’s Colorado River Basin Study, released last December, established the scientific foundation for hard thinking about how to balance our continued growth with limited and volatile supplies.”