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.
The Colorado and America's Water Crisis
- David Owen - New Yorker magazine, Author