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The West’s Water Crisis Is Worse Than You Think

September 15, 2022


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5-15 mins
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Jonathan T. Overpeck, Dean of the U-M School for Environment and Sustainability, explores the water crisis in the west, suggesting that it is worse than most think. Dean Overpeck explains the two main problems contributing to low water levels, including annual water allocations and decreased levels of the Colorado River due to a warming climate. The faculty expert also shares potential solutions based on research and years of experience in the region.

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