The Colorado River is reportedly drying up, as you may have heard. The two biggest water reservoirs are less than a third full, and the river’s flow has dropped by around 20% during the 1900s. Over the past 20 years, the water levels in Lake Mead, the nation’s largest reservoir, have decreased by more than 150 feet, leaving less water for the more than 40 million people who depend on the river. What is happening? How did this occur?
All of your queries will be resolved in this video. Less snow and rain are contributing factors in the Colorado River’s decreasing. Research indicates that the drought, which is already in its 23rd year and may be the driest in 1,200 years in the West, could be made worse by climate change.
Second, there are a huge number of communities and farms that syphon water.
Almost all of the water that humans take from the Colorado River is used for irrigated crops that produce almost all of the nation’s winter vegetables. However, math is more to blame than anything else for the Colorado River’s water shortage. Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming were among the seven states that received water from the Colorado River a century ago. The arrangement, which is also called the Colorado River Compact, was based on how much water the Colorado River could deliver each year.