Colorado River Conservation Deal announced
- Seven states, including Arizona, California, and Nevada, have achieved a “historic consensus” on conserving water from the Colorado River. The agreement signifies a collective effort to address the challenges posed by ongoing drought conditions and the necessity to manage water resources more efficiently.
- Through voluntary measures, the states aim to conserve 3 million acre-feet (3.7 billion cubic meters) of water by 2026. This translates to a reduction of approximately 13 percent in water usage over three years. Such conservation efforts are essential to mitigate the impact of drought and ensure long-term sustainability.
- In exchange for the water usage reductions, California, Arizona, and Nevada will receive $1.2 billion in federal compensation. This financial support acknowledges the efforts made by these states in implementing water conservation measures.
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Published date : 24 May 2023 05:42PM