Aug 23, 2013

Water crisis on the Colorado River

As of August 13, 2013, severe to exceptional drought gripped nearly all of the Colorado RIver's watershed in Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming, California, and Colorado. Image credit: NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC.

The great drought affecting the area of Lake Powell's Glen Canyon Dam to hit its record point where the Colorado River flow is presented with 9% less than the minimum required to supply California, Nevada, Arizona and Mexico. The 79% of Western U.S. was in at least severe drought, and 45% of the region was in the two highest categories of drought--extreme to exceptional. Two more years and the Colorado River is over, was predicted for 2015 in several studies.

Regarding this issue we share a few articles found on the web that we hope will help you understand the danger that being generated by climate change.