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'Megadrought' along border strains US-Mexico water relations

By Robert Gabriel Varady, Research Professor of Environmental Policy, University of Arizona
Andrea K. Gerlak, Professor, School of Geography, Development and Environment, University of Arizona
Stephen Paul Mumme, Professor of Political Science, Colorado State University
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The United States and Mexico are tussling over their dwindling shared water supplies after years of unprecedented heat and insufficient rainfall.

Sustained drought on the middle-lower Rio Grande since the mid-1990s means less Mexican water flows to the U.S. The Colorado River Basin, which supplies seven U.S. states and two Mexican states,…


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