Group: Western water supplies are vulnerable, even after whopper winter

This winter, abundant snowpack across the interior West all but erased severe drought conditions and temporarily reduced the risk of a water shortage along the Colorado River. While a significant improvement from 2018, supplies remain vulnerable due to overuse and climate change, according to estimates from Western Resource Advocates whose associates are closely watching changes in seasonal precipitation and are advocating for solutions to ensure overstressed rivers can continue to meet the needs of cities, farms and ranches, water-based recreation, and the environment across the West.