Colorado River, Lake Mead, Arizona, Colorado, Mexico, Nevada, drought, water shortage, drinking water, Central Arizona Project, farmers
Jan 30, 2023

In the West, pressure to count water lost to evaporation

Exposed to the beating sun and hot dry air, more than 10% of the water carried by the Colorado River evaporates, leaks or spills as the 1,450-mile (2,334-kilometer) powerhouse of the West flows through the region's dams, reservoirs and open-air canals.