WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study finds climate change could cut stream flows in the Potomac River basin, a major source of drinking water in the Washington region.
The study found by 2040 climate change could cut stream flows 35 percent. And a moderate drought combined with that worst-case scenario could mean mandatory water restrictions assuming changes are not made to the region’s water supply system.READ MORE: President Joe Biden Arrives In Baltimore, CNN Town Hall Underway
The study was conducted for the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, which is charged with conserving water resources of the Potomac and its tributaries. The commission notes more than three-quarters of the Washington region’s water supply is taken from the Potomac.READ MORE: 1 Shot, 1 Killed, In Two Separate Baltimore Shootings Thursday
The commission includes members from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania as well as the federal government and the District of Columbia.MORE NEWS: Vaccinations For Younger Children Could Be Approved Next Month; The Latest On Outbreaks In Maryland Schools As 7 Children Hospitalized
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