|Brad UDall Talk - Colorado River:Challenges for the 21st Century|| |
|Thursday, March 01, 2012, 08:00am - 05:00pm|
|Tom Davinroy |
The Colorado River supplies water to seven states and two nations. Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego, Albuquerque and the Colorado Front Range all depend heavily on this water. The river also irrigates over 3 million acres of productive cropland. Unprecedented population growth in the West, overallocation of water, and extended drought have already stressed the river to the breaking point. For example, no water has flowed from the mouth of the river to the ocean in approximately 20 years and Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States, may never fill completely again. Climate change is expected to both increase demands and decrease supplies, adding yet another stress. How did we get to this state, what are the major problems and what solutions are possible in this critical river basin?
Metro State - Tivoli Student Union, Room 320 A, B, C
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