Warming to Blame for Water Crisis in U.S. West?

Outlet: National Geographic Society

June 9, 2011

Much of the U.S. West’s water supply is under threat as rapidly warming temperatures melt more snowpack annually than is created by precipitation, a new government study suggests. Each spring, melted snow and ice from the Rocky Mountains recharge up to 80 percent of the Columbia, Missouri, and Colorado River Basins…

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