Thu, 4 February 2021
So much of the American Southwest depends on the waters of the Colorado River Basin. For 100 years calculations apportioning those waters to the 7 states covered by the Colorado Basin Compact have been based on a gross overestimation. Now climate change is reducing the flow still further even as Ben Ryder Howe reported in the NY Times, big-money bidders are trying to buy up water rights. Who will win a fight between rural farmers and suburban developers?