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drought contingency plan

drought contingency plan
drought contingency plan

Bureau of Reclamation announces “extraordinary action” to protect Lake Powell this year

Top officials spoke Tuesday about the dire situation facing the Colorado River Basin

Water

States volunteer to take more cuts in Colorado River water to stave off mandatory requests

The plan requires Arizona, Nevada and California to cut 500,000 acre-feet in 2022 and 2023 and requires financial investment from the states to fund water efficiency projects and programs to reduce usage throughout the lower basin.

Water

Recent snowstorms are barely scratching the surface of Colorado’s ongoing drought

The state needed an above-average snow year this winter to reverse the drought’s momentum. Forecasts for the next few months aren’t optimistic, either.

Environment