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Percent Change in Population Colorado River Basin, 2000–2016
By Jenna DeAngelo, Enero 10, 2019


The Colorado River Basin includes four of the eight fastest-growing states in the nation: Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah. All seven of the basin states project strong population growth over the next decade, placing pressure on a river system that is already overallocated. Water conservation, water sharing agreements, and the integration of water into land use planning will be key strategies for ensuring long-term, sustainable resource use.

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Source: The Place Database.