Colorado River

Some 20 million people rely on the Colorado River for household water, farming, and other industries, but by 2060 the river will fall short of demand by 3.2 million acre-feet of water, according to a study by the Federal Bureau of Reclamation that examines the effects on California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming.

The Horseshoe Bend, a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River, is seen near the town of Page, Ariz. It is five miles downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell.

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