Colorado River forecast: less water, more need

Outlet: The Pueblo Chieftain

June 8, 2011

While demand for Colorado River water is climbing, there could be less of it to share among seven states in the next 50 years. An interim report was issued this week by the Bureau of Reclamation in conjunction with states in the Colorado River Compact. The interim report is a step leading to the final report next year. The report says the supply of water in the Colorado River basin could decrease by 10 percent as climate changes continue to alter the hydrology of the river…

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