Can This River Be Saved?
The 40 million people who rely on water from the Colorado River are running out of time.
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The Colorado River Basin is experiencing its 22nd year of drought. Its reservoirs are at their lowest-ever levels. The water stored in the system is at just 40 percent of its capacity. How did the situation on the Colorado become so dire? And what does the shortage mean for the 40 million people who rely on its waters?
Guest: Abrahm Lustgarten, senior investigative reporter at ProPublica