Desert Southwest Summary

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In the article “Water Worries Grow in the Desert Southwest,” Rice (2013) talks about climate changes and causes that impact on water in the desert Southwest. The author mentioned Native Americans, they used canals and dams to bring water since 10 centuries. Today, there are 56 million Americans growing up in Southwest and they have region’s natural dryness. Also, Arizona state has less rain every year around 7.5 inches. In addition, Colorado River is most important to help 30 million people in Southwest. In 1970 to 2011, it has warming at a rate of 0.6 degrees in the Arizona state. The author mentioned three sources such as Colorado River, the Salt and Verde River are helping to deliver water for 100 years. Climate change has impact in this

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