Southern California Has A Plan To Ease The Colorado River Crisis. And It Starts Right Under Your Feet

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Published Aug 19, 2022, 1:04 AM

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The Colorado River is the backbone of the West’s water supply. The river provides water to hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland and 40 million people in seven U.S. states (California, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada) and northern Mexico. But overuse, a 23-year “megadrought” and aridification fueled by the climate crisis has left the river stretched far too thin.

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