Documentary offers a sharp look at the West’s water crisis

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Documentary offers a sharp look at the West’s water crisis

In ‘Killing the Colorado,’ people, not nature, are responsible for shortages
Drainage from farms in California’s Imperial Valley keeps the Salton Sea full. But as drought cripples the region and farmers use less water, the sea shrinks, leaving the air choked with toxic dust that blows up from the dry lake bed. People in Imperial County suffer from among the highest asthma rates in the state.
Over 12 rudimentary diversions already exist on the Gila River in Southwest New Mexico. Rancher Vance Lee and others disagree with environmentalists’ claim that the Gila is the last “wild” river in the West.

Documentary offers a sharp look at the West’s water crisis

Drainage from farms in California’s Imperial Valley keeps the Salton Sea full. But as drought cripples the region and farmers use less water, the sea shrinks, leaving the air choked with toxic dust that blows up from the dry lake bed. People in Imperial County suffer from among the highest asthma rates in the state.
Over 12 rudimentary diversions already exist on the Gila River in Southwest New Mexico. Rancher Vance Lee and others disagree with environmentalists’ claim that the Gila is the last “wild” river in the West.
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