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4-23-13GISetc is going GREEN this week in celebration of Earth Day! Every day this week we’ll be sharing resources about our wonderful planet. Last week brought worrying news about our environment with the release of 2013’s Most Endangered Rivers Report. Read more at National Geographic’s News Watch.

“[The Colorado] is a river that goes by many names – Red. Grand River Red. The Canyon Maker. And, as of April 17th, it is the Most Endangered River in the country.

American Rivers released our annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers report today, listing the Colorado River at #1 because demand for water is outstripping supply. Outdated water management across the basin is inadequate to respond to the pressures of over-allocation and persistent drought.

According to the Bureau of Reclamation’s Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study (December 2012), there is not enough water in the Colorado River to meet  the basin’s current water demands, let alone support future demand increases. Scientists predict climate change will reduce the Colorado River’s flow by 10 to 30 percent by 2050.”



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Originally posted at: http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/17/americas-most-endangered-river-of-2013-the-colorado/ by: Amy Kober