Lake Mead drought, Lake Powell too

AZ Republic photo. Mark Henle

The ongoing drought is severely affecting water levels at Lake Powell in Utah, which in turn impacts the amount of water in Lake Mead in Arizona and Nevada. All of this is further complicated by convoluted water sharing agreements between the seven Colorado River states that mandates everyone get a certain share.

But Mother Nature isn’t cooperating. Shaun McKinnon at Arizona Republic has full details. The current system of water sharing in the American southwest is hugely convoluted and contentious. There has to be a better way.

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