Water Scarcity

Yale Environment 360

A recent article in the online magazine Yale Environment 360 is headlined “The West’s Great River Hits Its Limits: Will the Colorado Run Dry?” And the sub-headline: “As the Southwest faces rapid growth and unrelenting drought, the Colorado River is in crisis, with too many demands on its diminishing flow. Now those who depend on the river must confront the hard reality that their supply of Colorado water may be cut off.”

The rate of spring runoff is prompted by dust deposition in addition to warming temperatures
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According to a recent study, increasing temperatures are not the only factors contributing to spring snowmelt.