Marketing the Colorado River: water allocations in the American Southwest

  title={Marketing the Colorado River: water allocations in the American Southwest},
  author={April R. Summitt},
  journal={Water History},
The Colorado River is the lifeline of the American Southwest and its waters have been litigated, divided, and fought over for more than a century. One of the recent facts water users must face is that there is not enough water to meet all the demands. A growing water market in the west is one current way western states seek to reallocate water and address shortages caused by drought and over-consumption. The debate over water marketing, however, illustrates a divided opinion about how water… 

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