The Colorado River Compact allocates Nevada 300,000 acre-feet of the river’s water, by far the smallest amount among the compact’s seven U.S. states. Drought conditions have reduced the amount of water available and climate change has reduced snowpack in the Rocky Mountains that feed the Colorado River and increased evaporation in reservoirs leading to even lesser supplies of water. On top of that, the Colorado River Compact is inherently flawed due to the fact the original negotiators overestimated the amount of water available to be allocated in the first place. The water determination was based on an unusually wet period and failed to take dry periods into account. The compact allocates less water than has ever been available. The only way to fix the river’s fundamental supply-demand problem is to go back to the beginning.