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Pumping Mississippi River water west: solution or pipedream? (access required)

Colorado River, Lake Mead, Lake Powell, drought, Arizona, Mississippi, Colorado River Basin, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Arizona State University

Waves of torrential rainfall drenched California into the new year. Snowpacks in the Sierra Nevada Mountains have swelled to more than 200% of their normal size, and snowfall across the rest of the Colorado River Basin is trending above average, as well. While the much-needed water has improved conditions in the parched West, experts warn against claiming victory.

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