A recent UN report released last week emphasized the role human-caused climate change plays in drought frequency and intensity.
Yes, this is climate change, which fueled extreme drought by pushing the water level in Lake Mead to its lowest level since 1930.
The Colorado River provides water to over 25 million people in Arizona, Nevada, California and Mexico.
The Colorado River is the largest reservoir in the United States by volume. The federal government has declared a water shortage on the Colorado River for the first time and also to cut the water usage and water consumption for all states in the Southwest region.