Agree, 100%. And it's been a known problem for decades. And it came with all the data and projections you could possibly need/want.It might be worth mentioning, that the shitty hand that they have been dealt is entirely of their own making..
I'd love for anyone out there to provide an example of how this country has ever been proactive vs. reactive when it comes to matters like this. Or demonstrate how we don't have the worst perpetual case of collective amnesia about essentially every crisis/problem ever.* I guarantee if the Colorado basin was magically gifted 2-3 years of above-average water, most people would totally forget about this and the powers that be would not use the opportunity to meaningfully get ahead of things.
*Please also see covid, every oil crisis, recession, etc.