Colorado River Dry

More when I have time, but for now, since this is a blog and we’re supposed to be on top of things, some stuff I wrote elsewhere:

The Colorado River will be too small to meet the needs of its users three years out of five, or more, by mid-century, according to new research. Some 27 million westerners depend on water from the Colorado and its tributaries, including Albuquerque. But our use of the river’s water is “unsustainable,” according to Tim Barnett, a research at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in California. Barnett and colleague David Pierce took climate situations showing average annual reductions of 10 to 30 percent in the river’s flow.