How climate change will impact Arizona’s weather patterns and water availability

What are your predictions for Arizona’s water future?

Will the southwest run out of water?

 The Colorado River and Lake Mead are at the center of the fifteen-year long southwestern drought crisis. Are voluntary measures working, or does Arizona require mandatory water restrictions in addressing this crisis? With record water level lows at Lake Mead, temperatures and forest fires on the rise due to climate change, loss of annual rainfall and snowpack, continued agricultural irrigation, and population growth escalating, is there still time to prevent the loss of water in the southwestern United States?