Eight weeks ago, the Huffington Post announced the demise of water in the western US.
The West is running on empty. For nearly 15 years, the Colorado River Basin has been plagued by drought. Stretching from the Rockies to southern Arizona, the basin provides water for more than 40 million people in California and the Southwest through a series of reservoirs. But the water is disappearing… fast.
This is how the west looked yesterday
Much of the Southwest and Great Plains are much wetter than normal.
But things weren’t always this green. During the 1930’s when CO2 was a “very safe” 310 PPM, 80% of the country was in drought.
The US has been running wetter than normal for the past two years, and droughts have been on the decline for the past 120 years.