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Daniel BunkFollow

Start Date

6-29-2016 10:15 AM

End Date

6-29-2016 10:45 AM

Abstract

Today, between 35 and 40 million people rely on the Colorado River and its tributaries for some, if not all, of their municipal water needs. These same water sources irrigate nearly 4.5 million acres (1.8 million hectares) of land within the basin and adjacent areas that receive Colorado River water. The Colorado River and its tributaries also provide essential cultural and economic resources to 22 federally recognized tribes, as well as recreational opportunities and environmental benefits to 11 National Park Service units and seven national wildlife refuges. Additionally, the Colorado River is a vital resource to the United Mexican States (Mexico).

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Jun 29th, 10:15 AM Jun 29th, 10:45 AM

Colorado River System - Planning and Operations During Extended Drought

Portland, OR

Today, between 35 and 40 million people rely on the Colorado River and its tributaries for some, if not all, of their municipal water needs. These same water sources irrigate nearly 4.5 million acres (1.8 million hectares) of land within the basin and adjacent areas that receive Colorado River water. The Colorado River and its tributaries also provide essential cultural and economic resources to 22 federally recognized tribes, as well as recreational opportunities and environmental benefits to 11 National Park Service units and seven national wildlife refuges. Additionally, the Colorado River is a vital resource to the United Mexican States (Mexico).