This past week, California declared a statewide drought emergency. It follows the first-ever federal shortage declaration on the Colorado River, triggering cuts to water supplies in the Southwest. The Colorado is the lifeblood of the region. It waters some of the country’s fastest-growing cities, nourishes some of our most fertile fields and powers $1.4 trillion in annual economic activity.
- CBS Local Denver: Latest Projection - Lake Powell Could Reach Critically Low Water Level By July
- Salt Lake Tribune: Drought takes personal toll as Utah farmers lose money, land and cattle