Utton Center's Fleck proposes next steps on the Colorado River
September 13, 2022
The comments, part of Interior's "pre-scoping" process for the development of new river operating rules, come as drought accelerated by climate change have combined with water overuse to drive the Colorado River's river's reservoirs to record low levels.
Working with Eric Kuhn - co-author with Fleck of the book Science Be Dammed - and Jack Schmidt, head of Utah State University's Future of the Colorado River project, the trio argued that the river's current operating rules have failed.
Read their full comments here.