As Colorado River Dries Up, The West Feels The Pain

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The Colorado River touches the lives of Americans coast to coast. The
river begins in the Rocky Mountains and flows into Mexico’s Sea of
Cortez. Along the way, it feeds over a dozen tributaries across the
American Southwest.

Many in the West rely on
the Colorado for drinking water, and farmers depend on it to irrigate
millions of acres of farmland. And if you’ve ever felt the cool relief
of air conditioning in Las Vegas, there’s a good chance the electricity
was provided by the “mighty Colorado.”

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