July 22, 2009

Global warming could dry up reservoirs along Colorado River

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Global warming could deplete the Colorado River system’s reservoirs by the middle of this century, according to the Associated Press. A study by University of Colorado researchers says warming trends could cut the river’s average flow by 10 percent, and drain the reservoirs by 2057. The reservoirs along the river supply drinking and irrigation water to 39 million people.

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