Water managers, farmers, electric utilities, skiers and some 30 million water users breathed a sigh of relief in recent weeks with news that snowpack in the basin of the Colorado River was better. The relief may be temporary. The drought that has plagued the region for 11 years may become the new "normal."
Tom Yulsman and Brendon Bosworth report for Climate Central in the first part of a two-part series January 18, 2011.
Source: Climate Central, 01/19/2011