February 6, 2023

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Water conservation on the Colorado River

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“I’m concerned, but there’s still time to fix this,” Bart Miller with Western Resource Advocates said.

COLORADO, USA — When it comes to water use, we’re not living within our means.

“The Colorado River is in a crisis. We are using vastly more water than the river can provide,” said Bart Miller, healthy rivers program director for Western Resource Advocates. “The math is really clear. It’s like a bank account where you’re taking out more than you’re putting in.” 

The seven states that share the Colorado River are trying to figure out how to conserve 2-4 million acre-feet of water to protect critical elevations at Lake Powell and Lake Mead.

2022-08-17 19:47:58

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