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The Colorado and America's Water Crisis

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There are more water-rights to the Colorado River than there is water — and 16 years of drought in the Western States have led to a serious water crisis. The Colorado flows through seven states and serves 36 million people — and that's led to so much alteration and so much control that it's more like a 1400-mile long canal than a river. That's according to David Owen, staff writer for the New Yorker.

Credits

Guest:
David Owen - New Yorker magazine, Author

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Benjamin Gottlieb