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A river runs through it: 'The Colorado River is really being hit very strongly by climate change'
Western US states said Monday they have reached an agreement to cut the amount of water they take from the dwindling Colorado River, which is threatened by a quarter of a century of drought and worsening climate conditions. The plan comes after years of bitter wrangling, with states refusing to give ground even as the water course has reached crisis point, threatening drinking water supplies for 40 million people and imperiling electricity generation across the American West. For deeper insight and analysis, FRANCE 24 is joined by Carmen de Jong, Professor at University of Strasbourg.