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The Federal Bureau of Reclamation announces reduced water cuts for Colorado River states

This year’s ‘above-average precipitation’ will allow for less extensive water cuts for Arizona, Nevada and Mexico next year, but negotiations continue over big reductions in the future.

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Deal is reached to keep Colorado River from going dry, for now

Arizona, California and Nevada have agreed to take less water from the drought-strained Colorado River, a breakthrough agreement that, for now, keeps the river from falling so low that it would jeopardize water supply for major Western cities like Phoenix and Los Angeles as well as for some of America’s most productive farmland.

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Colorado River talks near deal as CA, AZ and NV agree cut water use

California, Arizona, and Nevada — key states in the Colorado River’s current crisis — have coalesced around a plan to voluntarily conserve a major portion of their river water in exchange for more than $1 billion in federal funds.
Colorado River water negotiations & allocations

Colorado River talks near deal as CA, AZ and NV agree cut water use

California, Arizona, and Nevada — key states in the Colorado River’s current crisis — have coalesced around a plan to voluntarily conserve a major portion of their river water in exchange for more than $1 billion in federal funds.
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Hobbs hits the ground running in pivotal year for Arizona water

Arizona’s newly inaugurated Gov. Katie Hobbs (D) has no time to waste as she faces the daunting challenge of addressing the state’s use of water from the overallocated Colorado River.

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The water wranglers of the West are struggling to save the Colorado River

Farmers, bureaucrats, and water negotiators converged on Caesars Palace, in Las Vegas, to fight over the future of the drought-stricken Southwest.
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