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40 MILLION Americans To Lose Their Water | ፵/ 40 ሚሊዮን አሜሪካውያን ውሃቸውን ሊያጡ ነው

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 22, 2022

💭 በላስ ቬጋስ አቅራቢያ በድርቅ የተመታ የውሃ ማጠራቀሚያ ከ1930 ዎቹ ወዲህ ዝቅተኛው ደረጃ ላይ ደርሷል።

በኔቫዳ፣ አሪዞና እና ካሊፎርኒያ ውስጥ ከ ፵/ 40 ሚሊዮን በላይ አሜሪካውያንን ውሃ የሚያቀርቡት በአሜሪካ ውስጥ የሚገኙት ሁለት ትላልቅ የውሃ ማጠራቀሚያዎች ሜድ እና ፓውል ሃይቅ እስከ አሁን ዝቅተኛ ደረጃ ላይ ይገኛሉ።

ይህ ከዚህ በፊት ታይቶ የማይታወቅ ከባድ የውሃ እጥረትን ያመጣል።

🔥 Oh! America, your man Abiy Ahmed Ali continues Massacring and starving millions of Christians of Northern Ethiopia to death – for 600 days. Please get rid of the anti-Christian fascist Oromo regime that hijacked Ethiopia + ‘your’ evil monster PM Abiy Ahmed Ali now. STOP babysitting and supporting this genocidal monster!

😈 ሮማውያኑ ጣልያኖች አልለቀቁንም/ አይለቁንም

💭 Lake Mead: Drought-stricken reservoir near Vegas hits new lowest level since 1930s.

Lake Mead and Lake Powell, the 2 largest reservoirs in the US, which provide water to over 40 million Americans in Nevada, Arizona and California, are at their lowest levels ever.

This will have unprecedented consequences and require drastic water restrictions never seen before.

Major water cutbacks loom as shrinking Colorado River nears ‘moment of reckoning’

As the West endures another year of unrelenting drought worsened by climate change, the Colorado River’s reservoirs have declined so low that major water cuts will be necessary next year to reduce risks of supplies reaching perilously low levels, a top federal water official said Tuesday.

Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Calimlim Touton said during a Senate hearing in Washington that federal officials now believe protecting “critical levels” at the country’s largest reservoirs — Lake Mead and Lake Powell — will require much larger reductions in water deliveries.

“A warmer, drier West is what we are seeing today,” Touton told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. “And the challenges we are seeing today are unlike anything we have seen in our history.”

The needed cuts, she said, amount to between 2 million and 4 million acre-feet next year.

For comparison, California is entitled to 4.4 million acre-feet of Colorado River water per year, while Arizona’s allotment is 2.8 million.

The push for a new emergency deal to cope with the Colorado River’s shrinking flow comes just seven months after officials from California, Arizona and Nevada signed an agreement to take significantly less water out of Lake Mead, and six weeks after the federal government announced it is holding back a large quantity of water in Lake Powell to reduce risks of the reservoir dropping to a point where Glen Canyon Dam would no longer generate electricity.

Despite those efforts and a previous deal among the states to share in the shortages, the two reservoirs stand at or near record-low levels. Lake Mead near Las Vegas has dropped to 28% of its full capacity, while Lake Powell on the Utah-Arizona border is now just 27% full.

Touton said it’s critical to achieve the additional cutbacks and her agency is in talks with the seven states that depend on the river to develop a plan for the reductions in the next 60 days. She warned that the Bureau of Reclamation has the authority to “act unilaterally to protect the system, and we will protect the system.”

Though Touton didn’t spell out what that could entail, the Interior Department could impose cuts if the states fail to reach an agreement on their own. Touton said her agency is “working with the states and tribes in having this discussion.”

“We need to see the work. We need to see the action,” Touton said, calling for representatives of the states “to stay at the table until the job is done.”

The Colorado River supplies water to nearly 40 million people in cities from Denver to Los Angeles and farmlands from the Rocky Mountains to the U.S.-Mexico border. The river has long been over-allocated, and its reservoirs have declined dramatically since 2000 during a severe drought that research shows is being intensified by global warming and that some scientists describe as the long-term “aridification” of the Southwest.

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💭 Italy at Risk of Famine Due to Drought | ጣሊያን በድርቅ ምክንያት የረሃብ አደጋ ተጋርጦባታል።

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