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17 Jan 2019

The West’s Great River Hits Its Limits: Will the Colorado Run Dry?

Most of the water in the Colorado comes from snow that falls in the Rockies and is slowly released, a natural reservoir that disperses its bounty gradually, over months. But since 2000, the Colorado River Basin has been locked in what experts say is a long-term drought exacerbated by climate change, the most severe drought in the last 1,250 years, tree ring data shows.
Most of the water in the Colorado comes from snow that falls in the Rockies and is slowly released, a natural reservoir...

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