Colorado River Update: President Jimmy Carter Calls Colorado Governor Dick Lamm A ‘River Destroyer’?
Hi Friends of the Colorado River, Last week, the Center for the Advancement of the…
Here’s a good short read in the Scientific American about the co-mingling impacts of energy use and water use in the Southwest U.S. Negative impacts to the Colorado River are at the center of this chaos. Here’s the link: How Saving Energy Means Conserving Water in U.S. West
Our good friends at Western Resource Advocates provide yet another fact-driven power quote:
“thermoelectric power plants in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah consumed an estimated 292 million gallons of water a day in 2005 – approximately equal to the water consumed by Denver, Phoenix, and Albuquerque, combined.”