Outdated Management, Drought Threaten Colorado River, Report Says

Yale Environment 360: Drought, mismanagement, and over-exploitation of its waters have made the Colorado River -- the lifeblood of the arid Southwest and drinking water source for 36 million people -- among the most vulnerable rivers in the U.S., according to the group American Rivers. In its annual report on “America’s Most Endangered Rivers,” the organization placed the 1,400-mile Colorado at the top of the list of threatened rivers, saying the iconic river “is so dammed, diverted, and drained that it dries to a trickle......

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