Theme: Exploring Extreme Conditions Impacting Water Supply from Colorado River Basin
Why this theme?
The Colorado River basin provides water to nearly 40 million people and irrigates nearly 5.5 million acres of agricultural lands, both within and outside of the basin. Areas outside the basin receiving water include Denver, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, Los Angeles, and San Diego for public (municipal) supply, and the Imperial Valley in California and the Mexicali Valley in Mexico for agricultural water supplies.
Droughts and floods are the historic extreme climatic conditions in the basin. Recent climate change impacts are altering these extreme conditions. Exploring the past, current, and potential future impacts from climate changes on droughts and floods will be covered by ten speakers over two half-days.
The purpose of the Southwest Extreme Precipitation Symposium (SWEPSYM) is:
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