Robert Redford and Will Ferrell use some new tactics to get attention to the dried up Colorado delta. the goal of the video is to attract attention to http://raisetheriver.org/ Redfords organization to bring the Colorado delta back to life. On their website they write: “If we can add a relatively small amount of water to the Colorado — less […]
Little is left of the Jordan River. Most of the water is diverted for irrigating farmlands and supplying cities. Few rivers have spawned conflict like the Jordan River has. Years of below average rainfall forced the bordering countries to search for alternative sources. The ultimate project is a proposed conveyance system between the Red Sea and Dead Sea. ‘It is the only major project in which Israel, the Palestine Authorities and Jordan cooperate.’
After a ten year drought in the American Southwest the water level in Lake Mead, the main water reservoir for cities like Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tucson, is at less than 50%. To guarantee water supply for Las Vegas, the South Nevada Water Authority is constructing a third, much deeper water intake in the lake.