Drought in the western U.S.
The Colorado River is a critical water source for more than 40 million people, vast agricultural operations, and numerous industries in the Southwest. It is regulated by a complex body of interstate agreements, court opinions, and statutes, known as the “Law of the River”.
But as the West continues to suffer under the worst drought in 1200 years, the system is being pushed to its breaking point.
Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher we are taking a look at the future of the Colorado River as the West continues to dry.
- Colby Pellegrino, Deputy General Manager of Resources for the Las Vegas Valley Water District and the Southern Nevada Water Authority
- Mark Squillace, Raphael J. Moses Professor of Natural Resources Law, University of Colorado Law School
- John R. D’Antonio, Owner/Principal, American West Water Advisors, LLC.
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