Saturday, August 25, 2012

Arizona maxing out Colorado River allocation

"In 2011, Arizona used more than 99 percent of its allotted 2.8 million acre-feet of water for homes, crops, recreation and businesses across the state.   Add to that demand a proposal in Washington to allocate 20,000 acre-feet of river water to the Navajo and Hopi tribes and the state is bumping right up against the limit, if not going over slightly," according to a Cronkite News story in the Lake Havasu News Herald.  [Right, Colorado River basin.  Credit, NOAA]


  1. Clearly Agriculture is going to have to adopt some irrigation techniques which are more of a minerotrophic source than the conventional flooding or even drip irrigation strategies.

    With the present drought situations, they (who ever that entails) are going to have to restructure just what that allotment actually is and reflect the present not so good news reality of the times.


  2. Also, what kind of trees populate this region, wildlife, climate, etc. I need a place in Arizona that is without desert so much, if such a place even exists. This highway would need to be really really long also, the kind you could drive hours on and see nothing but forest and trees... This is research for a short story if you're wondering.