Wash Post article The drought will change the water temp, and cities will need alternative power and water. So we will need to plant trees, stop the logging of forests upstream, and conserve water. Also, we need to switch to local water and local, publically- owned electric power utilities , as the for-profit utilities often gouge their customers and delay efforts to switch to renewables .
NPR article And the natural gas plants also use the same amount of water as coal plants. And the amount of water in the west is sharply falling. Thee is a 1000 year drought in some parts of the west. The Colorado River is drying up.