This year marks 100 years since seven states signed an agreement to divide the waters of the Colorado River, called the Colorado River Compact. But the region — and the climate — have changed dramatically since then, leaving doubt upon how much of the original compact is relevant today. Watch this explainer video from The Associated Press to learn what the drafters of the compact got right that holds together today, and what it got wrong.
WATCH: What the Colorado River Compact got wrong
The drafters of the deal 100 years ago could not foresee all of the challenges facing the region today.