Sign up FAST! Login

Picturing the Drought


Picturing the Drought Killing the Colorado ProPublica

Picturing the Drought Killing the Colorado ProPublica

Picturing the Drought Killing the Colorado ProPublica

Source: https://projects.propublica.org/killing-...

“Killing the Colorado,” a joint reporting project by ProPublica and Matter, set out to tell the truth about the American West’s water crisis. As serious as the drought is, the investigation found that mismanagement of that region’s surprisingly ample supply has led to today’s emergency. Among the causes are the planting of the thirstiest crops; arcane and outdated water rights laws; the unchecked urban development in unsustainable desert environments; and the misplaced confidence in human ingenuity to engineer our way out of a crisis — with dams and canals, tunnels and pipelines.

Stashed in: California, Montage, Images, Colorado, Nuts!, Drought

To save this post, select a stash from drop-down menu or type in a new one:

Wow what a difference. Sad. 

You May Also Like: