Tuesday Top of the Scroll: Facing ‘dead pool’ risk, California braces for painful water cuts from Colorado River
California water districts are under growing pressure to shoulder substantial water cutbacks as the federal government pushes for urgent solutions to prevent the Colorado River’s badly depleted reservoirs from reaching dangerously low levels. … Federal officials from the Interior Department and the Bureau of Reclamation have also laid out plans that could bring additional federal leverage to bear. Their plan to reexamine and possibly redefine what constitutes “beneficial use” of water in the three Lower Basin states — California, Arizona and Nevada — could open an avenue to a critical look at how water is used in farming areas and cities.
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- Grist: Parched California prepares for first-ever Colorado River cuts