Running Out of Water

Inflation isn’t the only thing causing the price of food and energy to increase.

The western United States is experiencing its most severe drought in a millennium, and millions of Americans are feeling the devastating effects. The Colorado River supplies water to about 12 percent of America’s people, and it is drying up fast. The levels in Lake Mead—a 250-square-mile reservoir fed by the Colorado River—have dropped to a quarter of its total capacity. So, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is demanding seven states in the Colorado River drainage basin to find ways to reduce their water consumption by as much as 40 percent.

Read more at “The Western U.S. Is Running Out of Water”

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