UGS Congressional Briefing: Climate Change Impacts to the Colorado River Basin

Climate Change Impacts to the Colorado River Basin

Scientific research indicates that warmer temperatures may create
substantial water supply shortages in the Colorado River. This would
greatly impact the more than 25 million people who rely on this
source for water and power. Science-based tools and information are
needed to adapt to changing climate conditions in this region of
growing population and limited water resources. For more information
on the USGS model showing potential shortages from this basin, visit

The USGS is hosting a congressional briefing on June 6 in Washington,
D.C. on climate change impacts on the Colorado River.

The briefing is open to the public. For more information about this
briefing, visit or contact Jessica Robertson


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