Utah House Speaker Brad Wilson says the state needs to do everything it can to protect its share of water in the drought-challenged Colorado River, and the creation of a new entity would foster that protection.
That's a bit hyperbolic, not exactly true and not quite false. While they do have large number of reservoirs, they haven't built a new major impoundment in many years. New reservoirs would definitely help them keep pace with their population growth. Environmentalists have made it incredibly difficult to plan/permit new impoundments.They allow their rivers to flow unobstructed to the sea
You hit the nail on the head!I'm sorry, but climate change isn't singularly the real problem; climate change may be responsible for a 20% decline in the river flow into Lake Powell, but nobody seems to address that the OUTFLOW is the real problem; CA uses most of the water and they have an insatiable thirst. They allow their rivers to flow unobstructed to the sea, but it's fine to use all they can get from the Colorado. Just saying...