Arizona’s superwaterwonk Sharon Megdal on the Colorado River’s “structural deficit”:
We have a problem. Arizona, California and Nevada together use more water than normally flows to us. This is called structural deficit. It’s like living on a budget that regularly exceeds your income.
The piece has lots more in it, a good lay primer on Arizona’s water problems, on which I recommend you click.
What’s CRAZY is that, even under 2007’s “Interim guidelines,” there’s nothing for UB/LB flows falling below 15MAF…