California’s Water: The Colorado River
The Colorado River—a major water source for Southern California’s cities and farms—is shared among seven states and Mexico. Water use now outstrips supply. The environmental impacts of water use in this basin pose special challenges. This brief describes adaptation strategies so that the river can continue to provide essential benefits to the region.
This publication is part of a briefing kit that summarizes a dozen of the state’s most pressing water management issues.
This series is supported with funding from the following sponsors:
Almond Board of California
Association of California Water Agencies
California American Water Co.
California Water Service
The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation
Ecology and Environment Inc.
Environmental Defense Fund
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Mojave Water Agency
Morgan Family Foundation
The Nature Conservancy
Northern California Water Association
Rosenberg Ach Foundation
The San Diego Foundation
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority
S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Sonoma County Water Agency
The Walton Family Foundation
The Wonderful Company