US West hit with water cuts but rebuffs call for deeper ones
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – For the second year in a row, Arizona and Nevada will face cuts in the amount of water they can draw from the Colorado River as the West endures more drought.
Federal officials made the announcement Tuesday.
The cuts planned for next year will force states to make critical decisions about where to reduce consumption and whether to prioritize growing cities or agricultural areas.
Mexico will also face cuts. But the seven states that rely on the river could soon face even deeper cuts that the government has said are needed to prevent reservoirs from falling so low they cannot be pumped.
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8/16/2022 4:25:11 PM (GMT -5:00)