S1E4: The End of the Cadillac Desert: Megadrought in the Southwest

S1E4: The End of the Cadillac Desert: Megadrought in the Southwest

Alicia PikeAlicia PikeHost
Chris ClarkeChris ClarkeHost
Kyle RoerinkKyle RoerinkGuest

As we publish, scientists are announcing that the last dozen years are the driest in more than a millennium. With the desert's cities ever more dependent on water from the Colorado River, how will southwestern society meet the challenge of hyper-aridity? Chris and Alicia get water wonky with Kyle Roerink of the Great Basin Water Network.

You can find out more about the Utah Rivers Council and support them at UtahRivers.org. The Council's report on water consumption in Upper Basin states is readable here.

Kyle recommends the book Science be Dammed by Eric Kuhn and John Fleck, and we agree. That's available from the University of Arizona Press.

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