Climate Change and Colorado Water

Based on all the reporting I’ve been doing for the Albuquerque Journal, it seems to me that you could easily substitute “New Mexico” for “Colorado” in this story:

The issue is critical in Western states such as Colorado, where even in wet years almost every river already is “over-appropriated,” with insufficient water to satisfy demand. Yet population continues to surge.

“We’re pretty sure that what is available now may not be available in the future,” said Frank Kugel of the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservation District.

(Via Aquafornia)