Devastating Drought is Imminent: Scientists Surprised to Find Colorado River Basin Drying Up Faster Than Expected

Colorado River Basin

By J. D. Heyes – Natural News

(NaturalNews) More than a half-dozen Western states that depend on the Colorado River Basin for the bulk of their water are drawing much more heavily from groundwater supplies than previously thought, according to a new study, which is the latest indication that the historic drought gripping much of the region is threatening their future access to water.

According to The Washington Post, over the past nine years the basin — covering Wyoming, Utah, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada — has lost some 65 cubic kilometers of fresh water, which is nearly double the volume of the country’s largest reservoir, Lake Mead. It was a figure that truly surprised the study’s authors, who used data from a NASA weather satellite to examine groundwater supplies.

Continue reading at Natural News: Devastating Drought is Imminent: Scientists Surprised to Find Colorado River Basin Drying Up Faster Than Expected

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