Managing the Colorado River through Climate Change

recent Glen Canyon Dam 50th Anniversary celebration led to some new
developments for the Colorado River thanks to the United States Interior
Secretary. The Glen Canyon Dam is one of many installations that were set up
along the Colorado River and supply large amounts of irrigation and power to
the American Northwest. So it also happens to be one of seven places that
stakes a claim on what happens to the Colorado Basin as a whole.

secretary commented during the time that each of the seven states with the
Colorado River have to start working together to be able to manage the
resource. And she does admit that it isn’t fair since all seven states have
places where that water can go, but it has been a few years now that there has
just not been enough water for everyone trying to use it. And if they want to
make sure the Colorado River survives and thrives so it can be used, then they
have to cut back in some places.
with the secretary though the Glen Canyon Dam is now working on plans to put
into motion for the handling of drought situations and further climate changes
that have resulted in more water evaporation straight from the Colorado River
basin. Hopefully among those changes, they address just what exactly all this
water from the Colorado River is going to. Because as much as people might want
golf courses and lawns, when we can’t even get water to people for drinking
purposes, it does seem like golf courses won’t be quite as important to
We now
we can only guess on the plans they are proposing to put into action, but we do
know for sure that with the Colorado River having so many access points where
water is being taken from it, it is definitely the most at risk for suffering
from an eternal drought. So we need to take care of it, while we still can!
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