Federal Disaster Aid May Be Needed After Colorado River Drought

August 14, 2013

Pat Mulroy, the head of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, kicked off a tidal wave of buzz when she told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that federal disaster aid may be needed to deal with the effect the western drought is having on the Colorado River. Mulroy is quoted as saying, "It's as much of an extreme weather event as Sandy was on the East Coast."

So should federal officials be providing extra help to Colorado River states including Arizona? David Modeer, general manager of the Central Arizona Project,  talked about that and the short-term future of the Colorado River.