Jeremy Duda
May 22, 2023 - Climate

Arizona, California and Nevada agree on proposed Colorado River cuts

Concrete pillars rise out of a lake with a white ring around it showing how far water levels have fallen.

Two of Hoover Dam's four reinforced-concrete structures in Lake Mead. Photo: Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Arizona, California, and Nevada have agreed on a historic proposal that would voluntarily conserve 3 million acre-feet of Colorado River water through 2026 to alleviate the effects of the ongoing "megadrought" in the Western U.S.

Details: The 3 million acre-feet is in addition to cuts the Colorado River basin states have taken under 2007 and 2019 agreements.


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