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
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.
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.