Colorado River drought woes could affect 41 million Americans
Residents of the Southwest US will almost certainly face drought because of water loss in the Colorado River caused by global warming, according to scientists. By mid-century the water levels will drop by 5 million acre-feet, a new study says.
Researchers from Colorado State University and University of Arizona are predicting the Colorado River will suffer up to a 55 percent reduction in volume by the end of this century, due to global warming. That will be concern to the 41 million people in seven states of the American Southwest that use the river’s supply for drinking water, and affect the water supply for six million acres of farmland
The entire US south-west is heading for a ‘megadrought’ that is going to last decades https://t.co/5IEE7Z3i3D
— The Independent (@Independent) February 24, 2017