By Ralph "Terry" Scanga, General Manager, Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District
It should be obvious to anyone; trying to fill a bathtub with the drain wide open is foolish. This is precisely what the operators of the Colorado River System (Lake Powell & Mead) have been attempting to do for the past 20 years. They have disregarded the increased withdrawals to the Lower Basin States (California, Arizona, and Nevada) and the ubiquitous arid nature of the Southwest.
Local water news by the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District