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UnDisciplined: How do we prevent a dead pool in the Colorado River Basin?

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is seeking public comment about a proposed pipeline to carry water from the Colorado River to Washington and Kane Counties.
Western Resource Advocates

It has been a good winter for the Colorado River Basin, and yet years of drought and ever-increasing demand for water in the west have made it possible that, sometime in the next few years, the water level in Lake Powell may drop so low that it will be impossible for the lake’s dam to continue producing electricity.

Sarah Porter is the director of the Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University.

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