We Have a Water Problem
America’s Southwest is running out of water.
Our region’s growth over the last century has been possible because aqueducts and water projects channeled precious water to cities and farms that emerged from the desert. Without this water, high value agriculture and vibrant cities cannot continue to exist in America’s Southwest.
For decades we staked our growth and future on having water from the Colorado River. We now face drought, climate change and shrinking supply. Lake Powell and Lake Mead, primary reservoirs on the Colorado River, are near record low levels. Reduced flows and lower allocations are imminent.
With a growing population and shrinking water supplies, we have a crisis. We need a solution. Our prosperity, our food supply, our very way of life depend on finding that solution, and finding it soon.