We can’t design our way out of the water crisis in the Southwest US

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SEVEN states within the southwestern US are legally allowed to obtain water from the Colorado river: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. However with the as soon as mighty river now flowing at historic lows, the states have been given an opportunity. federal deadline voluntarily accepting dramatic cuts of their use. On January 31 they I miss. In the meantime, low river circulation has already decreased the facility output of the long-lasting Hoover dam, which was as soon as able to producing 2080 megawatts of hydropower per yr. Halved as of June 2022.

Overuse and local weather changeā€¦

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