The Colorado River in the upper River Basin is pictured in Lees Ferry, Ariz., on May 29, 2021. Six out of the seven members of the Colorado River Basin rank among the top 10 most water-stressed states in the entire county, a new report has found.

Nationwide, 14 states earned the status of “highly water stressed” — meaning that at least 40 percent of their supply goes toward demand — in the World Resources Institute’s new Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas . By 2050, that number is expected to rise to 17 states.

For six states — four of which are in […]

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