The Cheyenne River Youth Project® Will Feature Movies and Keynote Speakers Throughout the Month, With Events Scheduled for May 1, 8, 15 and 22
Diminished snowpack in the Rocky Mountains. Plummeting aquifer levels beneath Great Plains grasses. Ominous bathtub rings in Southwestern reservoirs. A dusty, barren, toxic wasteland where the Colorado River delta once kissed Mexico’s Sea of Cortez.
There’s no question that the North American West, like many other places around the world, is facing a water crisis — and it’s one that is being exacerbated by increasing numbers of stakeholders fighting over a finite amount of fresh water. Farmers and ranchers want it for agriculture and stock. Industry demands it for hydraulic fracturing (also known as “fracking”). And countless individuals and businesses continue to use vast amounts of it as they pursue their daily lives in a naturally dry environment, made even drier through the current drought.