Colorado River water shortage cannot be addressed without reducing population growth

Water is dwindling, but the population is growing.

Unsustainable population growth has finally come head to head with mother nature. The federal government has declared (for the first time) a water shortage due to the overallocation of the Colorado River. States relying on the river have seen rapid demand-driven development with no end in sight. While technology may act as a band-aid, relying on this alone is unrealistic. In the long run, you have to address demand.

In this country, 90% of our population growth is due to immigration. Federal immigration policies will add another 79 million to our population between the years 2016 and 2060. I am saying nothing negative about immigrants as people, who play an important role in our country, but the hard truth is that too many people relying on a limited water source is a recipe for disaster. Please use common sense and bring immigration down to a sustainable level.

Greg Raven, Apple Valley, CA

P.S. Secure our borders now, evict from the country anyone who does not belong here, and institute a 20-year moratorium on all new immigration including refugees.

Author: Greg Raven

I am deeply concerned about quality of life issues.