How Water Rights Factor in DroughtsCurated byThe Science Desk
Southwestern U.S. states are forced to make unprecedented cuts to their water usage. Not only is the Colorado River drying up, but the Lake Mead reservoir is dangerously low. So who has priority over what's left? It all falls on which state has senior water rights. Learn what they are and why these contracts won't necessarily stop people from getting what they feel they're entitled to.