The state of California is known for having plenty of their own problems. Most of all, having to defend it’s stance against other states, such as Arizona and Nevada. In this particular case, it has to do with the Colorado river. The agreement that they were able to win recently is crucial for the states, as they all decide how to specifically reduce usage of water supplies of the shrinking river. Such a proposition came only after many months of rather intense negotiation tactics. And California’s winning idea specifically came in the form of the triad of states conserving around 3 million acre-feet of water away from Colorado’s lower basin conserve by 2026. Such an improvement! That’s about 14% reduced across form the Southwest which can only amount to maybe half of what was originally imposed by the federal government, unlike what the states may have originally come to an agreement over otherwise. Such a win symbolizes a win for the whole basin as after a year of acrimony, shows that all three of the states are moving on in a positive light.
The Colorado River Significance to. California.
And why shouldn’t California protect the river anyway? It only makes sense, given that it’s a rather serious instance of not conserving enough water. There has to be an equal means of making sure that the nation, as far as the Southwest go, it is not worth being divided over. It would make far more sense to go for a more enticing deal that would benefit way more people in life. It would therefore make more of a difference in that scenario.
The real difficulty that may most likely be averted is how Lake Mead is not going to drain out to become a “dead pool.” Because if it did, that would be problematic for the Hoover Dam and all the recipients who need that water for their own sake. Without that water and without better measures to ensure that the water is secured at a better height than ever before, there could be chaos.
But luckily, California is playing point guard in this plan to save the water in the Southwest.
The Colorado River needs to be preserved and streaming at a health capacity so now is the time for lawmakers to act and save the River from a certain dry-out destination.
It would be very much to your benefit to learn more. We are in a drought, you know… So to remain conscientiously smart, just remember to do a couple things:
- always refill your water bottles
- use water purification systems back at home
- ice could be used to fill up more water instead of having to use more
- check the pH levels of any freshwater stream before you drink it.
If you keep these and more efforts to save the water for the rest of us? Then you truly are a great hero for being diligent about your water conservation approach. There’s always helpful ways you can waste less water as you live your life.