Running Out – What is happening to the Colorado River?

The Colorado River is a 1,450-mile long river running from the Rocky Mountains all the way down to the Gulf of California, and it's drying up.

This river is a primary source of water for many agricultural and urban areas in the southwestern United States. In recent years, there has been a tremendous increase in the amount of water being drawn from groundwater supplies rather than use of surface water.

What happens when there isn’t enough  water to supply lower states like Nevada and Arizona who heavily depend on the river for water?

At Vivid Roots, we understand the importance of water conservation and protection so that everyone in the world is able to access it. That being said, if you are the one who turns the sprinklers on in the middle of the day, keeps the faucet running the whole time you brush your teeth, wash your car every few days, STOP. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a seemingly endless supply of water, but soon enough these habits will hang us up to dry.

Over 40 million people rely on the Colorado River which is literally being sucked dry. The secondary consequences are very alarming.

Groundwater basins do not replenish as quickly as reservoirs and other surface water sources. More precipitation can easily help with adding to the surface water but the groundwater is more difficult requiring replenishment systems to recycle water.

So every time you shower, brush your teeth, wash your hands, do it quickly so that we can continue to do so and be able to disperse humans most basic need to everyone. 

Help give clean water to people in need now!!  VISIT VIVIDROOTS.COM

 

September 02, 2015 by Nicole Girard
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