Will Colorado River ever dry up because we are using so much water?



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    Probably not the whole river. The Colorado River is fed by melting snow and small tributaries, so at its source and upriver, it probably won’t ever dry up due to overuse. Further downriver, however, the river can be depleted through harvesting too much. Even today, the river sometimes decreases to a mere trickle by the time it reaches the ocean. So if water demands continue to rise in the southwest US and Mexico, it’s possible that the Colorado could run dry before reaching the sea.

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