Tuesday, October 26 2021

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Rocky Mountain dry: Canada’s waning water supply sows division in farm belt

Where fly fisherman Shane Olson once paddled summer tourists around in a boat, he now guides them by foot – carefully navigating shallow waters one step at a time. It is an alarming trend in Canada’s breadbasket, and a sign of water scarcity to come as climate change speeds the melting of Rocky Mountain glaciers feeding rivers that deliver water to some 7 million people across the Prairies. The province of Alberta could face a C$22.1 billion ($17.53 billion) loss, or roughly 6% of its gross domestic product, as Saskatchewan River Basin flows drop, according to a study last year in the journal Ecological Economics file:///C:/Users/u0116115/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/4AC8MF7R/Highlights%20climate%20change%20scenarios.pdf.

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