Stuff I Wrote Elsewhere: Bonus Water on the Colorado

Over at the Lane Center, a look at what the extra water on the Colorado River means:

While Colorado Basin water users had survived 11 years of drought without suffering shortages, simply by draining their two big reservoirs, US Bureau of Reclamation calculations raised the clear possibility that by next year, the first ever shortage declaration on the river would be needed, forcing Nevada and Arizona to cut back.

This year’s bounty has pushed that possibility off another three years at least.