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Global warming could dry up reservoirs along Colorado River

By July 22, 2009March 19th, 2015No Comments
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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.

More on this at our Dateline Earth blog: http://bit.ly/19WJOp .

Carol Smith

Carol Smith


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