‘A subtraction problem:’ A shrinking Colorado River faces sharp, sudden cuts
Within the next two months, Colorado River negotiators face a daunting task: Develop ways to reduce use by an enormous amount, or the federal government will make the cuts on its own. Earlier this month, the federal government told the seven states in the Colorado River Basin that reservoir levels are so low they face a pressing crisis that warrants large-scale conservation, even as water users negotiate long-term operating guidelines for a shrinking river in an arid future.
- Imperial Valley Press: Major Colorado River water reductions cause major concern for locals
- U.S. Bureau of Reclamation: Reclamation welcomes public input on development of future Colorado River operations during historic drought
- ABC News: Water levels at Lake Mead dangerously close to hitting ‘dead pool’ status
- 12 News – Phoenix: Lawmakers rewrite Ducey’s plan for $1 billion for new water