Colorado River #water managers are facing a monumental task – to commit to an unprecedented amount of #conservation before an August deadline.
Lake Powell and Lake Mead, the nation’s two largest reservoirs, are in danger of reaching critically low levels. The Colorado River supplies these reservoirs and 40M people in the Southwest.
Earlier this month, Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Camlimlim Touton set a goal to keep the lakes from dropping to levels where #hydropower production ceases and where it becomes physically impossible to move water through the #dams.
If the seven states that rely on the Colorado River can’t cut their own use, she said, the federal government is prepared to do it for them.
There is some good news: Innovative solutions that can significantly increase #waterefficiency are ready to go now. For example, Metron Farnier – Smart Water Meters, though its one-minute analytics, is helping communities monitor, understand, and save water. Soli Organic is changing the game when it comes to growing #food, using more than 90% less water to cultivate crops. Over 90% of Natural Systems Utilities‘ facilities directly #reuse treated water for beneficial purposes.
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