updated 10:41 AM EST, Fri December 19, 2014

"The Colorado River, which flows from the Rocky Mountains in Colorado through the southwestern United States, is the primary source of drinking water for 36 million people across Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, California, Wyoming and New Mexico"

The West Coast of the United States is facing a potential water crisis that could leave families, businesses and wildlife high and dry. At the centre of the crisis is the drought-stricken Colorado River. Here's what you should know about America's most endangered river...

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