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Colorado River

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What is the primary reason why the Colorado River no longer drains to the Gulf of California?

A

Sedimentation deposits prevent flow into the ocean.

B

Reduced snowpacks in the Rockies are not melting into the river.

C

Droughts are increasing in the desert Southwest.

D

There is major diversion of water flow due to dams and human consumption.

E

The Lake Meade reservoir no longer supplies the Colorado River.