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Historic Water Shortages Prompt Government Restrictions in Colorado River Basin

Environment  (tags: water, water use, overdevelopment, natural resources, protection, environment, ecosystems, destruction, conservation, humans, nature )

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Water users in the parched Southwest U.S. were just hit with a devastating warning

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Sue Matheson (79)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 6:17 am

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Sunday August 18, 2013, 5:22 pm

GGmaSheila D. (180)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 7:19 pm
Anyone notice there's not one mention of the frackers water use?? Interesting. Seems the people bear the brunt of not only less water, but higher costs. Noted with more disgust. Thank you.

Monica D. (580)
Monday August 19, 2013, 12:08 am
Humanity needs to restrain its numbers and demands on nature.

Frances Darcy (228)
Monday August 19, 2013, 1:13 am
GGma Shiela ...well noted .

Edo R. (71)
Monday August 19, 2013, 1:29 am
Thanks for sharing

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday August 19, 2013, 4:13 am

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday August 19, 2013, 7:52 am
it turns out, low-priced water and resplendent green lawns in 119-degree Phoenix are not viable.
Oh gee yah think? Which state next to Pennsylvania has the most fracking projects?
The take home message is this: whether itís Phoenix or Charlotte, we need to get smarter about how we use and pay for water.
Truer words were never spoken.

Lois Jordan (61)
Monday August 19, 2013, 5:45 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal. Yes, this is very worrisome for us here in So. AZ. I don't know of any fracking taking place in AZ, but they're fracking all over CA, which also uses the CO River water. When water was plentiful in the Valley of the Sun, there were swimming pools and green grass everywhere. I was born & raised up there in Phx. The CAP seemed to solidify that there wouldn't be a water shortage for a long time...looks like they were wrong.

Nimue Pendragon (325)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 12:30 am
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