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Wall Street Eyes Billions in the Colorado’s Water

Courtesy of The New York Times, an article on how investor interest in the Colorado River could redefine century-old rules for who controls one of the most valuable economic resources in the United States: There is a myth about water in the Western United States, which is that there is not enough of it. But […]

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Mexico’s Water Dispute With the U.S. Is a Symptom of Its Governance Crisis

Via World Politics Review, commentary on US / Mexico water tensions: For nearly 75 years, the United States and Mexico have transferred giant quantities of water to each other each year as part of a system set up to ensure the equitable sharing of water sheds that straddle their border. The terms and obligations are […]

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Missing: 1.5 Billion Tons Of Water

Via The Washington Post, a look at the impact of the Colorado River’s decreasing flows: On New Year’s Day in 2018, Paul Kehmeier and his father drove up Grand Mesa until they got to the county line, 10,000 feet above sea level. Instead of the three to five feet of snow that should have been […]

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The Rio Grande: A River Runs Dry

Via New Mexico Political Report, an article on the Rio Grande: Albuquerque residents coping with the COVID-19 pandemic have flocked to the Rio Grande this spring and summer in droves, said John Fleck, director of the Water Resources Program at the University of New Mexico. “What we’re seeing in Albuquerque is stunning. People are in […]

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American West May Be Entering Worst ‘Megadrought’ In History

Via Smithsonian Magazine, a very sobering article on the perilous water future facing the American West: Drought has scorched western North America for the better part of two decades, withering crops, draining rivers and fueling fires. Scientists now warn that this trend could be just the beginning of an extended megadrought that ranks among the […]

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Day Zero For Colorado River?

Via Sustainable Waters, rather sobering commentary and analysis of the grave future facing the Colorado River and its two main lake reservoirs: America’s two largest reservoirs — Lake Mead and Lake Powell on the Colorado River — could both run of out water in just five years. I really wish this was an April Fool’s […]

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