Water in the West: The West gets thirstier as water supplies dwindle

18th August, 2014 by

By Lauren Glendenning

Editor’s note: This is part one of a four-part series about water supply threats to the Colorado River Basin. EAGLE COUNTY — The soothing sound of the Colorado River as it meanders its way across Colorado’s Western Slope is the sound of a thriving economy, a fragile environment and also an impending crisis. The state of water supplies in the arid West is volatile and forecasts are grim. Lake Powell and Lake Mead are at alarmingly low levels, while populations across the West are swelling past the capacities of current water supplies. The Colorado River Basin is facing a battle …

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