waterloop #18: Luke Runyon on the State of the Colorado River

Luke Runyon is a reporter at KUNC in Colorado and produces stories focused on water for a network of NPR stations throughout the Southwest.

In this episode Luke describes the iconic Colorado River, including the perspective from his flight over its course, from mountains to the Pacific Ocean, which its waters fail to reach. He explains how states negotiate water allocations, and how the river is strained by demand and climate change. Luke shares examples of water as a unifying force and touches on a variety of stories such as cloud seeding and sports gambling to fund water projects.

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