The water level of the Ridgway Reservoir, pictured here on Sunday August 19, 2018, has been in steady decline during the summer drought. (William Woody, Special to The Colorado Sun)

“We all recognize we’re looking at a drier future”: Official declares Colorado River drought plan complete

Under the drought plan, states voluntarily would give up water to keep Lake Mead on the Arizona-Nevada border and Lake Powell upstream on the Arizona-Utah border from crashing. Mexico also has agreed to cuts.

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Coronavirus-related deaths in Colorado hit 140 as confirmed cases near 5,000

A driver of the fatalities has been cases in Colorado nursing homes and long-term care facilities

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Worker at Colorado emergency operations center, where governor briefs media, tests positive for coronavirus

The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management said the worker tested positive on Saturday