Megadrought Threatening Millions of Americans With Loss of Water and Power



The Colorado River Basin meanders through seven U.S. states and supplies water to Lake Powell in the Upper Basin and Lake Mead in the Lower Basin. In turn, these reservoirs deliver water and power to millions of Americans.

Pointedly, these drops threaten hydropower generation and municipal water needs for 40 million Americans. And while Congress has taken steps to address the flagging water supply, a 20-year megadrought and unsustainable allotments are hampering its efforts.