Long-term Colorado River rescue plan at an impasse? North vs. south in West
Will seven Western states be able to rapidly craft a voluntary plan to keep the Colorado River afloat for decades to come? It’s increasingly unclear, as negotiations have foundered between two sides, according to key players. There are sharp differences between northern and southern states’ proposals. … For now, negotiations between the two sides have ground to a halt, even as a deadline looms to produce a draft agreement by next month. The last time representatives from all seven states met face to face was in early January.
- The Washington Post: How mapping the Colorado River’s future works ahead of state agreements
- KUNC – Greeley, Colo.: In $100 million Colorado River deal, water and power collide
- JFleck at Inkstain: Blog - A dry forecast for the Colorado River Basin. A note on policy implications