“ST. GEORGE — Warming temperatures are causing diminishing flows for the Colorado River, according to a new study published Thursday.
The report, authored by Paul Milly and Krista Dunne of the U.S. Geological Survey and published in Science, suggests that climate change could lead to a 20% to 30% decrease in the river’s flow by the middle of the century.
The analysis comes in the midst of Utah’s latest effort to develop the Lake Powell Pipeline. The project would transport water from the reservoir to serve as a secondary water supply for the fast-growing communities in the southwest corner of the state. For over a decade, Utah lawmakers have pushed the pipeline, which is currently under review by the Bureau of Reclamation….”
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