Are there any solutions to decrease the salinity in the Colorado river?



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    The only way to decrease salinity is to dilute it, which means more water is needed. Because the Colorado River is overdrawn, so the first priority is to lower allocations to the surrounding states. Cities have to lower their water use. Agriculture dependent on the river’s water supply will have to be more efficient. Removing some dams could also bring more water flow into the river. Artifically adding water to the system will also work, but that would be like storing water in a container that leaks and where will the extra water come from? The link at the works cited section talks about different strategies to manage the salinity crisis in the Jordan River. I learned a lot from the article, but the article is a bit long. 

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