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Water Levels Dropping in Some Major Rivers as Global Climate Changes

April 21, 2009

The Colorado River Rivers in some of the world's most populous regions are losing water, according to a new study led by NCAR scientists. The reduced flows in many cases are associated with climate change, and may potentially threaten future supplies of food and water. Full Story

National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

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