Colorado’s water leader thinks most of the needed Colorado River cuts should be made by Arizona, Nevada and California
Last month, the federal government dropped a bombshell on the states that share the Colorado River. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation gave Colorado and the other six states in the basin just two months to come up with a plan to drastically reduce the amount of river water they use. If they don’t, the federal government has threatened to use its emergency authority to make the cuts it feels are necessary. … Becky Mitchell, the commissioner of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, .. said most of that responsibility should be on the states in the lower part of the river basin: Arizona, Nevada and California.
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